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Re: [css3-images] Angle gradients and naming

From: Leif Arne Storset <lstorset@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2010 14:01:36 +0200
To: "David Singer" <singer@apple.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-style list" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.virk0ymatmo5g6@nynorsk>
Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> skreiv Wed, 08 Sep 2010 03:05:01  

> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 5:41 PM, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:
>> On Sep 7, 2010, at 12:41 , Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 12:33 PM, fantasai  
>>> <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
>>>> Why aren't we using the grammar at the bottom of
>>>>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Aug/0232.html
>>>> ? I think that's much more straightforward.
>>> Except for using a comma instead of "to", that's what I'm looking at
>>> right now.  We just want to split the angle case out into a separate
>>> function, and need a name for it.  I think I'll just use
>>> angle-gradient() until someone gives me something better.
>> I thought I had.
>> You can't contrast radial-gradient with angle-gradient, because the  
>> latter is actually a linear-gradient.  And having a third called  
>> linear-gradient would be even more confusing.  Which is why I suggested
>> radial-gradient
>> linear-box-gradient
>> linear-angle-gradient
>> wordy as they are.
> It's that wordiness that makes me not particularly like them.  ^_^
> Just typing out linear-gradient() is already painfully long to me.
> And demoting just the angle gradient to a second-class citizen with a
> three-word name isn't very appealing either.

How about just


? If the classification as linear gradients is important, IMHO it can be  
expressed by putting them in a "Linear gradients" chapter in the spec.

Leif Arne Storset
Core Technology Developer, Opera Software
Oslo, Norway
Received on Thursday, 9 September 2010 12:03:29 UTC

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