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Re: [css4-images] Questions about element()

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:05:22 +1000
Message-ID: <50408C62.5020203@css-class.com>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
CC: CSS 3 W3C Group <www-style@w3.org>, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
CC Brad Kemper since this is much like rotate background tile.

On 31/08/2012 12:49 PM, Robert O'Callahan wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 7:31 PM, Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com> wrote:
>> That good. Leads to less abuse of element() but it would be nice to be
>> able to rotate backgrounds. Just saying.........
> Sure. You can have element() point to a container element with a
> transformed child to get the effect.
> Rob

Why does this have to be a transformed child of a container? I am now 
getting lost in what is allowed and what should not be allowed.

Here is a demo [1] of one of Brad's gradient demos [2] which can not be 
done by 'rotate background tile' since 'rotate background tile' is not 
in the spec. In this example, element() point to a container element. 
This is the same with my recent demo [3].

To be able to do any of the above would be greatly welcomed.

This demo [4] is what I consider abuse of CSS3 animation with element() 
but if done sanely, certain things are possible if done with this approach.


2. http://bradclicks.com/cssplay/Gradient_Tiled_BG/index.html
4. http://css-class.com/test/temp/transform5.htm

Alan Gresley
Received on Friday, 31 August 2012 10:05:53 UTC

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