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Re: New CSS rule suggestion

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:06:18 -0800
Cc: Florian Rivoal <florianr@opera.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <EBC5AE51-C412-4C00-BB94-E737705A0E80@gmail.com>
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>

On Nov 16, 2011, at 8:23 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 8:14 AM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think Shane is just talking about a design effect, not a image protection feature. Traditionally, watermarks were put into the paper, and could be lightly seen if you looked closely. For digital media, the equivalent would be a very light background. Shane's request is essentially to be able to have something like 'background-text' instead of just 'background-image'.
> If we're talking *that* style of effect, though, then the set of
> things you'd want to control are essentially unbounded.  You want
> shadows, outlines, rotation, linebreak control, etc.  I don't think
> you can isolate a simple set of features that will address a large
> enough fraction of the use-cases.

I more or less agree, except that I believe we have had requests before for a 'background-text' sort of thing that could follow 'background-repeat', etc.

I think the general effect could be achieved with "::before" in many cases.
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