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Re: [filter-effects] filter different components of an element

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2013 09:45:42 -0700
Message-Id: <C57A9B32-C51D-4448-83BC-BF113FBB946A@gmail.com>
Cc: Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>, "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
To: Lea Verou <lea@verou.me>
On Sep 7, 2013, at 7:41 AM, Lea Verou <lea@verou.me> wrote:

> On Sep 7, 2013, at 11:03, Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com> wrote:
>> filter() can just filter CSS Images. You can not filter border: solid black 1px; for example.
> 
> That¡¯s not exactly a use case, you¡¯re repeating what you want to be possible. I was asking *why* would you want to do that? Are there designs out there requiring it? How common is the need?
> 
> ~Lea

The use case is the expressive artistic power you put in the hands of designers, to create a much wider variety of adaptable, animatable designs that aren't possible today. I've been wanting this power for drop shadows since I proposed it back in 2009:

http://www.bradclicks.com/cssplay/drop-shadow/Drop-Shadow.html

Note the inclusion of border-image as the border part, too. We were told at the time that SVG 
parameters combined with filters would solve this soon, and I've been waiting patiently ever since. 

It would be equally powerful and welcome to be able to do that sort of dividing up/layering the effect with opacity, too.  
Received on Saturday, 7 September 2013 16:46:13 UTC

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