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

From: divya manian <divya.manian@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:47:11 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTimPMzVUk4G-cO93S=3xq1a-4qAu2g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>
Cc: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM, Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>wrote:

> I never said it's hard to understand.  I said it's opposite from the way
> angles work, which is unnecessary and counter-intuitive.  Sure, it's
> explained away in the text but -- frankly -- you don't need the text crutch
> if you don't do it backwards.

The assertion that I made is that angles and keywords have nothing to do
with each other. They both solve different problems within linear gradient
functional notation.

Your statement is like suggesting hsla functional notation should follow the
hex one because they somehow both refer to colors (it is a really bad
metaphor, sorry).

A function can take on any argument and depending on the arguments passed,
take different actions. I think web developers understand that (maybe not
designers). Would using a keyword within the same functional notation help
(like 'snap')?

Should we need whole new function just for this scenario, e.g.
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