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Re: [css3-images] Resolving on gradient issues

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 11:56:07 -0700
Message-Id: <CB13911A-8DE2-4EB6-97A3-FFBEF8628497@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On Aug 4, 2011, at 10:46 AM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 9:57 AM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
>> The other downside of punting on diagonals is that is makes 'downward', 'upward', etc. seem much more reasonable than they really are, because nobody then sees the awkward combinations for corners ('downward rightward', gaaaah!).
> Whatever we end up doing for corner gradients, it will *not* be
> "downward rightward".  Ugh.  Maybe it'll be startpoint/endpoint or
> something, I dunno.

So you will have the '*ward' syntax for going edge-to-edge, and some completely different syntax or wording style for going corner-to-corner? I think that is a horrible idea, and that we should resolve this now to get a syntax that is consistent for both. Trying to patch something on later without considering how now will lead to bad results. 

>> P.S. "down" and "up" are already directions that are not confused with positions, and don't need 'wards' added to them.
> Agreed, but "down" and "leftward" look slightly odd together.  I made
> them all "-ward" to avoid confusion.

Too late: I'm confused. You just said they wouldn't be used together. 
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