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Re: Transparent Layers

From: Philipp Hoschka <ph@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 17:49:40 +0100
Message-Id: <199902211649.RAA08002@www45.inria.fr>
To: "David J. Weisberger" <weisberger@pixelpark.com>
cc: www-smil@w3.org

On 17/02/1999, "David J. Weisberger" <weisberger@pixelpark.com>  wrote:
>Hello all you experts out there ,-
>Do any SMIL implementations support transparent layers? 

the specification says they should:

"The region element has the following attributes:

      The use and definition of this attribute are identical to the 
      "background-color" property in the CSS2 specification,
      except that SMIL basic layout does not require support for 
      "system colors". 
      If the background-color attribute is absent, the background is 
      transparent. "

let me know what you find in your experiments

>In the G2
>player, for example, it is possible to display transparent GIFs and set
>the layer background color, but the layer background itself is always
>"solid."  We'd like to use overlays if possible, say to place a frame
>with rounded corners in front of a running video.  (Much better quality
>than processing the video through After Effects or such.)
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