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Re: [CSSWG] Minutes and Resolutions 2009-08-12

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 13:11:05 -0700
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To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

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On Aug 14, 2009, at 12:47 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>  

> Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 2:02 PM, fantasai<fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net 
>> > wrote:
>>> Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>>>> One other thing...
>>>> On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 10:40 AM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net
>>>> <mailto:fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>> wrote:
>>>>    * sgalineau can definitely see gradients used for border-image
>>>> I can't, really, at least not as-is. Nor do I see them as being  
>>>> useful for
>>>> 'list-style-image', 'cursor' or 'content'.
>>>> Orthogonality is cool, but actual use-cases beyond 'background'  
>>>> seem
>>>> pretty thin. If we have trouble specifying the behaviour of  
>>>> gradients for
>>>> those other properties (because there's no natural size to use  
>>>> for the
>>>> gradient, perhaps), I think we could just disallow them.
>>> Sounds like a case for making <gradient> separate from <image>.
>> As Brad mentioned, though, we already have *images* without intrinsic
>> dimensions in SVG.  How do we deal with those?  Are they unsuitable
>> for use in list-style-image, etc?
>> Whatever solution is used for SVG without intrinsic dimensions, an
>> identical solution should be applicable to gradients.
> Behavior for that, and cursors, and background images, and list- 
> style-image
> is all in the CSS2.1 spec. (IIRC Anne filed the issue a year or two  
> ago. ;)
> So we could just put it in <image>. But I can see that in several  
> places
> we'd want slightly different behavior for gradient(), or want to allow
> it in places where standard images are not allowed (e.g. border- 
> color).

How about a new property, border-overlay, that just stretches a border  
to the border box, and shows the part that intersects with the border.  
Done, end of definition. ;)

Or 'border-background' that does everything that background does  
(except background-clip), but just within the border? 
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