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RE: [css3-images] Summary of recent gradient issues

From: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 00:16:58 +0000
To: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9710FCC2E88860489239BE0308AC5D17039730@TK5EX14MBXC264.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
Simon Fraser [mailto:smfr@me.com]
> On Jun 16, 2011, at 4:47 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 4:45 PM, Brian Manthos
> <brianman@microsoft.com> wrote:
> >> Again
> >>        right (adj): rightwards
> >> makes far more sense to me than
> >>        right (adj): leftwards
> >
> > Brian, would you find it acceptable to switch the keywords over to
> > upwards/rightwards/uprightwards/etc?
> Ugh, I forgot the corner variants. "Uprightwards" is horrible. "top left to
> bottom right" is OK, and if we can fall back to allowing the omission of "to"
> and everything after, I'm happy.

I think "upwards rightwards" and "rightwards upwards" are both fine.

What I took issue with was "bottom left" meaning "upwards rightwards".  I was fine with "up right" meaning "upwards rightwards".

Compass directions* would be simplest, but that would apparently incur issues with globalization as per prior mails on this topic.

* N=0deg, NE=45deg, etc.

Since we're apparently fond of bearing angles, perhaps "port" and "starboard" instead of "leftwards" and "rightwards"? ;)
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