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Re: Filters on HTML question

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 17:34:39 -0700
Message-Id: <676F744A-4C7C-4594-B316-99F4A01D2C12@gmail.com>
Cc: Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com>, Patrick Dengler <patd@microsoft.com>, "public-fx@w3.org" <public-fx@w3.org>
To: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>
On Mar 30, 2011, at 12:23 PM, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com> wrote:

> On Mar 30, 2011, at 12:05 PM, Brad Kemper wrote:
> 
>> On Mar 30, 2011, at 11:13 AM, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> I think we should avoid attempting to filter background/border/content etc separately in the first pass.
>> 
>> That was actually one of the things I was most looking forward to with filters. I had made a presentation to the CSS working group a while back about a proposed drop-shadow property that could act on just borders, just backgrounds, just contents, or a combination of these as either individual items or composited together. It was the same meeting where we discussed filters for the first time (I think), and it was suggested that SVG filters would be the best shot for that sort of thing. 
>> 
>> I think there is a lot of usefulness in being able to act on these things separately or together.
> 
> I agree, but I think we should postpone that until we've nailed the filter syntax, and have a couple of implementations working.

I dont mind having a phased approach to implementation, but it seems prudent to consider it when designing the syntax. Then mark that part of it as at-risk until the next level or something. That would likely be easier than trying to tack it on later. 
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