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RE: [css3-images] simplifying radial gradients

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 22:13:59 +0000
To: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>, Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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[Brian Manthos:]
> Brad is advocating removing functionality "to simplify".  It might be
> useful and productive if he amended his proposal such that it *retained*
> the existing functionality while simplifying.

To be fair, Brad is suggesting removing functionality from Level 3. That's
all he can really ask for. 

And not all functionality is equally useful to everyone. To the extent the
use-cases thus removed are relatively rare, what remains may still be
very useful to a large number. And if common scenarios are easier to
express using a simplified syntax, that is also of value. 

Maybe we should describe the use-cases covered by the current design vs.
those not covered by Brad's new approach? (Images of which can do what being
helpful in gathering opinion beyond the small circle of folks who understand
this deeply).  Is it unreasonable to expect going over this in the next two weeks ?

(I assume here that Brad's proposal is a subset of the current spec i.e.
it doesn't cover scenarios that can't be done with the current syntax. If
that's not true that's also worth looking into.)
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