RE: [css3-background][css3-text] text-shadow computed value

Aye.  Shouldn't there be a note in the ED calling this out as an open issue?


From: Lea Verou []
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 5:28 PM
To: Brian Manthos
Subject: Re: [css3-background][css3-text] text-shadow computed value

On 22/11/11 11:58, Brian Manthos wrote:
# <shadow> = inset? && [ <length>{2,4} && <color>? ]
# Computed value: a color plus three absolute <length>s

So the 4th length is omitted from the computed value of text-shadow?

I think it has been mentioned previously in the list that text-shadow was spec'ed before spread radius was added in box-shadow. Thus, the text-shadow definition
assumes 3 lengths, even though it doesn't explicitly restrict text-shadow to 3 lengths. So, technically, a spread radius should be allowed but the way it should work is not specified anywhere (there was a recent discussion about spread radius in text-shadow: ).
The only UA currently implementing a spread radius in text-shadow is Trident.
My point is that the issue you are pointing out with the text-shadow definition is actually part of a much bigger one.


Lea Verou ( | @LeaVerou)

Received on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 01:39:22 UTC