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Re: background-opacity property proposal

From: Marat Tanalin <mtanalin@yandex.ru>
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2011 20:54:52 +0400
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <524731315587292@web48.yandex.ru>
Two years later, what is estimated date for filter function (and anything related that would provide result identical to background-opacity) to be at least in candidate recommendation status? And what is estimated date for it to be implemented in real browsers?

Benefit of specific solution over "perfectly universal" (but often too complicated) one is that latter will likely never (well, in 10-20 years) be implemented while specific solution could be implemented in 80% of browsers within half-a-year because it's simple to understand and simple to implement while (at least as for background-opacity) would have no harmful consequence at all.

When (if) "perfectly universal" solution will be ready, web-developers will be free to use it, but, until that, it make sense to provide simple solutions to conveniently solve real-world problems.


07.09.2011, 03:37, "fantasai" <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>:
> On 09/05/2011 03:51 PM, Marat Tanalin wrote:
>>> š(It's also been suggested that the 'filter' property, defined in the
>>> šspec linked above, be able to specify parts of the element that the
>>> šfilter applies to, so you could specifically apply a filter to the
>>> šbackground as a whole, or the border, or the text, etc. šThat would
>>> šalso allow you to directly adjust the opacity of an element's
>>> šbackground, if an opacity() filter function were created.)
> I believe this would be the preferred solution, based on the last time
> we discussed background-opacity. See resolution in
> šššhttp://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Nov/0265.html
> and detailed discussion in
> šššhttp://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Nov/0252.html
> ~fantasai
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