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Re: Repeating gradients (Was: Re: Talk on radial gradients)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 14:02:33 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0908251202p17a6d233h34ab517e0bc8f667@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 1:25 PM, Brad Kemper<brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Aug 25, 2009, at 10:32 AM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Overall, I believe both of my syntax proposals (for linear and radial)
>> would support this sort of repeating fine, though I think it's
>> slightly weird to key it off of background-repeat.  I can see the
>> appeal, though, of saying that repeat behavior is image-type-specific.
> I feel that the emphasis for CSS gradient "images" should be on the
> commonest cases, written simply, with little (if any) special magic for how
> they repeat in backgrounds. It seems to me that endlessly repeating radial
> gradients would be pretty uncommon, and should be left to SVG for that. If
> gradient is an image type in CSS, it should just behave like an image.

I agree with this sentiment.  I'm not *entirely* certain of what I
want to do with it, but the focus on solving the commonest cases and
leaving the rest to SVG is 100% something I agree with.

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