Some additional thoughts on WD-insert-951221.

Wes Tatters (wtatters@world.net)
Wed, 20 Mar 1996 16:19:26 +1000


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Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 16:19:26 +1000
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Wes Tatters <wtatters@world.net>
Subject: Some additional thoughts on WD-insert-951221.

**Some additional thoughts on WD-insert-951221**

The concept of transparent objects is currently only dealt with via the
use of transparent gif images.  This causes problems for jpeg, applets and
plug-ins alike, none of which currently support transparency.

  a) as alternative, why not include a <mask> tag which could be used to
     define the transparent areas of an image or object ie

     <insert data="image.jpeg">
        <mask src="mask.jpeg">
     </insert>

  or possibly as an attribute:

     <insert data="image.jpeg" mask="mask.jpeg"></insert>

  b) the other option could be to incorporate a transparent color attribute
     as a part of the insert tag = possibly:

     <insert data="image.jpeg" maskcolor="#000000"></insert>







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