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Re: Linear gradients: state of the proposal

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 09:35:00 -0800
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A997FCD9-A511-4A0A-AE93-ADAC1C21A979@gmail.com>
To: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>

On Nov 6, 2009, at 9:01 AM, Simon Fraser wrote:

> * When the angle form is used, it's unclear if the angle of the  
> rendered gradient is invariant under box aspect ratio changes <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Nov/0071.html 
> >.

As far as this one goes, I know that what I was proposing there is  
different than what Tab had in mind. However, I believe that by  
combining the ideas of:

requiring a keyword to make the angle invariant (otherwise it is not)  
the idea of just using angles to indicate direction and
color-stops for ALL indications of where colors begin or end),

...that we would have a much, much simpler, easier to read and  
understand syntax, with less default magic, while sacrificing almost  
nothing but a few edge cases. And that those edge cases could be  
handled with SVG.

I would still have the distance measures (50px, for example) as  
invariant (thus a little magic there), as an alternative to  
percentages that would always vary with image size.
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