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Re: [css3-background] possibly too late for last call, but: background-opacity?

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 May 2010 07:51:51 -0700
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <F8BB7E93-177F-47CF-981E-5A46C7ED2CFD@gmail.com>
To: Glen <glen.84@gmail.com>
That is something separate we are hoping for as part of an SVG filters for other (non-SVG) elements in CSS property. It's been a bit slow to come to fruition. 

On May 2, 2010, at 4:05 AM, Glen wrote:

> I would also like this to be included ... I guess it's too late. :-(
> There are quite a few people who have asked about this ("background opacity" on Google).
> I can imagine fading a button's background (gradient or gradient image) from "less than opaque" to fully opaque on hover.
> The same for border-opacity.
> If it's impossible to include these features in CSS 3, might they be included in "3.1"?
> Glen.
>> Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
>> >  First time dipping my toe in this list, and appreciate that it's
>> >  probably far too late for last call, but...
>> >
>> >  One feature I would have really loved to see is the ability to specify
>> >  opacity for background images. I know this is technically possible by
>> >  using formats such as PNG-24 with encoded alpha information, but I could
>> >  envisage an actual CSS property to allow for further flexibility
>> >  (particularly when layering multiple backgrounds, or when wanting to
>> >  change background opacity depending on user interaction or similar).
>> >
>> >  If it's already too late to suggest anything new like this, could this
>> >  be taken into consideration for a follow-up point release perhaps?
>> The CSS Working Group has resolved not to add 'background-opacity'
>> to the CSS3 Backgrounds and Borders module. We are considering this
>> functionality for the future (e.g. see discussion about filters from
>> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Nov/0252.html>)
>> but it likely will not be expressed as a 'background-opacity' property.
>> Please let me know if this is acceptable. :)
>> ~fantasai

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