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Re: name of 'filter' property and corresponding CSSStyleDeclaration property

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 12:25:17 +1100
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: public-svg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20081117012517.GA20950@arc.mcc.id.au>

Doug Schepers:
> It's something to consider... I'm not going to jump to the conclusion
> that renaming the 'filter' property is the right solution, since that
> might be a bit drastic for legacy content, viewers, and authoring tools.

I don’t think that renaming 'filter' is necessarily the right solution,
either.  (I haven’t really looked into the issue so I don’t have an
opinion yet.)

> Moreover, it's not clear that renaming 'filter' will, at this point,
> solve anything... there will still be legacy SVG content out there, just
> as there is (legacy?) IE-filter content out there.  A UA which wishes to
> account for both will have to implement accordingly.
> I don't know how common the IE-filter content is, nor whether it's still
> being used in modern content.  Maybe Hixie (or another Googler) could do
> a survey using Google's database.

I think it is somewhat common, for people wanting to do drop shadow
effects and opacity and that kind of thing in IE.

> We should look at exactly how IE-filter is being used, and see if
> we can come up with an effective hack that allows both to exist in
> harmony.


Cameron McCormack ≝ http://mcc.id.au/
Received on Monday, 17 November 2008 01:26:07 UTC

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