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Re: Markers and currentColor

From: Tavmjong Bah <tavmjong@free.fr>
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 16:14:55 +0200
To: public-svg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <1312467295.2454.9.camel@LeChien>

> On 10/02/11 8:40 AM, Tavmjong Bah wrote:
> > Patrick had an idea at SVG Open on how to fix the problem of having
> > marker color match path color. This is the most often cited "bug" in
> > Inkscape since there is no natural way to have an arrowhead take the
> > color of the path. At the time I thought his idea wouldn't work but now
> > I think it may have some merit. The main change to the spec would be
> > that marker fill and stroke are evaluated at the point of use and not at
> > the point of definition.

> During the F2F as part of the discussion of the SVG Vector Effects 
> specification, Chris mentioned a proposal to add a few new keywords to 
> handle the issue of marker colour (and SVG Font glyph colour):

> http://www.w3.org/2011/07/29-svg-minutes.html#item02

> I feel that that is a better solution since it is explicit about where 
> the computed values of these keywords comes from, rather than 
> automatically changing depending on if you use them on elements inside a 
> marker or not.

> Note that the keywords Chris proposed come in two varieties -- one that
> lets you select the current paint from one of the fill/stroke/color
> properties at the point of use, and one from the point of reference.

This seems good to me. The sooner we can get it adopted, the better!

						Tav
Received on Thursday, 4 August 2011 14:15:37 UTC

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