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Re: suggestion of adding top,right,bottom,right to box-shadow

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 08:51:24 -0700
Cc: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>, shi chuan <shichuanr@gmail.com>, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1641E51B-7810-4557-B9A2-954FC8AB066D@gmail.com>
To: Mark Kenny <beingmrkenny@gmail.com>

On Sep 14, 2011, at 8:40 AM, Mark Kenny wrote:

> I sent this from my other email, so apologies since it will come through twice.
> I think a better native solution would be to specify the shape of the shadow, for example:
> box-shadow-transform: height% width%;
> Where height% and width% were percentages of the box dimensions. Obviously other values could be used: absolute lengths, expressions such as original - x pixels etc.

That might be useful at times, but I don't see how it is a better solution for Shi's situation. If the shadow was just shorter, then it would still have rounded corners from the blur. Whereas cropping the shadow or sending it to a lower layer than the element would give the sharp edge division that this layout needs.
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