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Re: radial-gradient() proposal

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 15:24:16 -0800
Message-Id: <9916F4D5-B1B8-4F9A-9C1D-57F65DE78304@gmail.com>
To: Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com>
Cc: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Nov 5, 2009, at 2:55 PM, Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com> wrote:

> Yes, where the X-axis points left and the Y-axis points down, and  
> positive 90deg being the angle taken from the X-axis to the Y-axis  
> (ie. clockwise).

Well, that's just crazy talk. X-axis points right and Y-axis points up  
in the geometry textbooks I've seen. Even for background-position, X  
points right, not left.

> [...]
> Sorry, I've looked through your emails on this thread and I can't  
> find the examples on the Web you mention. I see your examples of  
> documents on the Web, but that's different from deployed Web  
> technologies

I was referring to the documents on the Web that show the traditional  
ways of showing a specified direction angle. The ones that would be  
familiar to anyone, and would not require a complete mental reversal  
for authoring gradients. 
Received on Thursday, 5 November 2009 23:25:05 UTC

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