ISSUE-20: Does 'backgound-repeat: round' shrink or stretch images?

stretch vs shrink

Does 'backgound-repeat: round' shrink or stretch images?

CSS3 Backgrounds and Borders
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Bert Bos
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The current draft says that 'background-repeat: round' shrinks images, if needed, so that exactly a whole number of images tiles the background. If a background image is almost as wide as the element, say 99%, that means it gets scaled down by almost 50% to make room for a second image. Should the image instead be scaled up by 1% in such a case?

Counter argument: it's rare that images are scaled down by much, because 'round' is typically used when the author expects more than two tiles; and scaling up usually makes for uglier results than scaling down.
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Elika Etemad, 11 Aug 2008, 10:06:25

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