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Re: [css3-images] Defining SVG paint servers as a CSS <image>

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 16:09:17 +1200
Message-ID: <BANLkTinaqyrHmRcvxidgzet5o2hG1ccrJQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Erik Dahlstrom <ed@opera.com>, Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>, public-fx@w3.org
On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 4:08 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 6:13 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Is there any particular reason you're using element() instead of url() for
>> this?
>>
>
> Yes. No spec defines background:url(file.svg#pattern) to fill with the
> pattern. An SVG 1.2 draft suggested that we should treat the entire file.svg
> as an SVG image and align the viewport to the referenced element (much like
> <a> does, I guess). In the absence of a spec, the default behavior for all
> UAs is to simply load file.svg as an image and ignore the fragment. We
> didn't want to just change that arbitrarily.
>

(especially when it was clear that some people wanted it to behave in a
different way)

Rob
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