Re: [css3-background] box-shadow syntax

Eli Morris-Heft wrote:
> Alan Gresley wrote:
>> I think we are getting box-shadow and border-shadow a bit mixed up here.
> Accordind to the latest version of the spec (found at 
>, there is no 'border-shadow' 
> property. The spec isn't clear, but it seems to imply that the shadow is 
> as wide as the box + padding + border.

Best to go to the editors draft.

But looking at this version it seems that background-shadow has been 
have removed and border-shadow changed to box-shadow.

>> Brad suggested this.
>> box-shadow:4px 4px 4px blue inner;
>> but that is really a border.
> I don't think so. I think this would be drawn *inside* the border.

>> How does all the new syntax or values work when the box casting the 
>> shadow is transparent?
> This is also unspecified, and undiscussed. I'm not sure what the right 
> answer to this question is, and I'm reluctant to add an opacity value to 
> the shadow specification...
> Eli Morris-Heft

Seeing the latest editors draft would indicate that a shadow will not 
show through a transparent background. I should check the editors draft 
more often.


Received on Saturday, 10 May 2008 15:22:18 UTC