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Re: [gradients] basics

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 16:17:13 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306600911081917q7df35000g36d1c8c579990676@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, news@terrainformatica.com, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 4:08 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 10:50 AM, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com> wrote:
> > I think the points made need to be:
> > * gradient images have no intrinsic size,
> > * therefore they fill the box they are being rendered into (like SVG
> images
> > with no intrinsic size)
> > * and therefore, when applied to backrounds, background-size etc have no
> > effect.
> We can actually be stronger about this - gradient images are infinite
> in size (the abstract concept of 'box' used when describing their
> rendering has no intrinsic size), and so background-size and
> background-repeat have no effect.

I'm confused. Why should background-size and background-repeat have no
effect on gradient images? Sure, the image has no intrinsic size, but you
can define a useful size with background-size.

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