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Re: [css3] support for filters

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2011 15:48:04 +1100
Message-ID: <4D254984.5080504@css-class.com>
To: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@adobe.com>
CC: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, "ed@opera.com" <ed@opera.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 6/01/2011 12:51 PM, Rik Cabanier wrote:
> Box-shadow doesn't suffice because it shadows the outside box, not
> the content within it (unless I'm reading the spec wrong).

This is correct somewhat. I don't agree with the current spec on 
box-shadow since the shadow in text-shadow does show through transparent 
glyphs [1] so I have argued that the same should apply for box-shadow 
[2]. I don't agree that a shadow of a parent element should cast a 
shadow upon it's children (wouldn't make sense) but I do believe the 
shadow of a parent element should be seen through the background of the 
parent or children if they have semi-transparent backgrounds.

> Ie if you
> have a div with several elements, it would add a shadow to the bounds
> of the div and not the individual elements.

Yes I think. Lets be clear that about this. A shadow is cast onto an 
element that is lower in the painting order. A shadow can be seen 
through a transparent background in real life as well as in a svg document.


This effect is seen in Firefox 3.6.13 and Opera 11. This should be 
possible with CSS.

> Text-shadow probably was introduced to work around that issue.
> Rik

What issue?

1. <http://css-class.com/test/css/shadows/text-shadow2.htm>
2. <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2008May/0194.html>

Alan http://css-class.com/

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