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Re: Talk on radial gradients

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 10:07:33 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0908250807w2c5b5691o3783296a75dd0f76@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: "robert@ocallahan.org" <robert@ocallahan.org>, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 9:41 AM, Brad Kemper<brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Aug 24, 2009, at 10:07 PM, "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org>
> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I'm just really hesitant to add an explicit ending-circle declaration,
>> because it's rather complex (a full bg-position to place the center,
>> then up to two radiuses to finish it out).  I think you can get the
>> effects you want just by using <length> on your color-stops, and that
>> this technique is probably roughly as easy as an explicit
>> ending-circle declaration.  I'll change it if I have to, but I'm wary
>> of it.
> An ending-circle is necessary if you're going to support repeating radial
> gradients, which I think we should. -moz-radial-gradient supports them, and
> they're pretty cool.
> Can you elaborate what you mean? Don't you get repeating radial gradients
> support regardless, via background-repeat and background-size? I wouldn't
> expect an ending circle to provide an intrinsic image dimension. Is that
> what you mean happens in firefox?

Yes, please elaborate!  Do you mean supplying a color-stop list, and
then cycling through those stops infinitely?

My syntax is *very much* shaped by my own experience with gradients.
If you've got more use-cases, please share them!

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