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Re: [css-images][svg2] gradient rendering and the image-rendering property

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2016 09:58:59 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBbDE=maqk4uksix-d1pC6AQtcu6QVvvR3eOVGHqd_yEQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>
Cc: Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 9:43 AM, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com> wrote:
> However, in WebKit, gradient rendering is supplied by the underlying
> graphics framework (CoreGraphics), and we don’t have the knobs to tune to
> control how gradient rendering behaves. My preference would be that gradient
> rendering just looks good everywhere.

Agreed.

> If we did have a “high quality” option that is more expensive (perhaps it
> does dithering), then I can see a “smooth” value being useful, but I think
> the spec is going to have to allow UAs to continue to do what they do now.

I'm also fine with image-rendering being used in this way.  It's
currently specified to only apply to *scaling* of images, but it's a
minor wording tweak to also allow it to apply to *generated* images.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 17 February 2016 17:59:49 UTC

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