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Re: Spec question on textOutline

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 01:30:49 -0700
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+essSWmOb3acrM2zGD4ZHYfgqT+iRuSMO6reDTcuBzcZA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>
Cc: "public-tt@w3.org" <public-tt@w3.org>
On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 5:59 AM, Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>wrote:

>  A question from one of our developers who was asking what is the default
> color for a textOutline value that specifies two lengths, but no color
> value.****
>
> ** **
>
> My reading of the specification text is that in this case the outline
> color takes the same value as the font color (which if not otherwise
> specified by the author, is implementation dependent). This seems to us
> somewhat less than useful in practice, and it might be better if the value
> in this case were chosen by the implementation so as to create a high level
> of contrast between the character and its background (e.g. black for a
> white character on a transparent background).****
>
> ** **
>
> Not sure if anyone else has run into this? What do people think?
>

As Mike pointed out, the current spec text is unambiguous, so I think we
need not do anything. Of course, this begs the question of why color is
optional if the default is never particularly useful. I would not object to
changing the syntax in 1.1 to make the color component non-optional.
Received on Monday, 29 April 2013 08:31:37 UTC

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