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RE: [css3-background] box-shadow spread radius and rounded corners

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 21:28:47 +0000
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
CC: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, "Prabs Chawla" <pchawla@microsoft.com>
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> From: Brad Kemper [mailto:brad.kemper@gmail.com]

> You're all just getting hung up on that sentence. 
Well, sorry. I don't get to pick which sentence to get 'hung up'
on and which to interpret as I see fit (or rather: been there,
done that <cough>). It's there and it's not at all clear that it's 
only meant to be there for sharp corners. Now, if it said:

# When corners are sharp, the shape of the shadow should not
# change when a spread radius is applied to it.

Then it would be more likely to be interpreted as an exception to
the general rule, as opposed to a general requirement for spread 
radius to preserve shape, for instance/in particular for sharp
corners etc etc.

I also don't think it is at all unreasonable to want shadows to 
scale. Not being a designer, I do not know which of scaling or
spreading is the most common and desirable use-case so I'll have 
to trust that authors most definitely want spreading for this 
feature much more often than they want scaling.
Received on Wednesday, 28 April 2010 21:29:23 UTC

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