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Re: non-rectangular images & <img> tag

From: David Dailey <david.dailey@sru.edu>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 12:16:24 -0400
Message-Id: <6.2.5.6.1.20070425120858.01e0ef38@sru.edu>
To: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@ulsberg.no>, "Matthew Raymond" <mattraymond@earthlink.net>, "Olivier GENDRIN" <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

At 11:58 AM 4/25/2007, Asbjørn Ulsberg wrote:

>On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 01:57:58 +0200, Matthew Raymond
><mattraymond@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
>>>But perhaps this should be done on the CSS side, as far it's a
>>>presentational issue...
>>
>>    I would say so.
>
>So would I.
>
>>In fact, I'd like to see something like this:
>>
>><img src="Image.png" alt="" style="crop: url('circle.svg')" />
>
>Yea, this would have been a marvellous feature of CSS. I can see 'crop'
>having more static values than 'url' too, so you can hard-code the values
>in the CSS. This is a discussion for another mailing list, however.

I agree that the above probably case probably 
belongs in CSS. The beginning of this thread, 
though was discussing things a bit different, 
like spherical images or toroidal images. in such 
cases though the file format may ultimately be 
rectangular, the display device may not be, or if 
it is then, we must rely on active controls, like 
a panning tool, for the end user to actually 
perceive the non-rectangular nature of the data. 
In the case of spherical data, as pointed out by 
Olivier [1], a whole lot of really nasty script and overlays.

David

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Apr/1379.html 
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