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Re: Transparent text

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2096 09:16:43 -0800
Message-Id: <199611221721.JAA03714@norway.it.earthlink.net>
To: "Carl Morris" <msftrncs@htcnet.com>, "WWW Style List" <www-style@w3.org>
Carl Morris wrote:
> Is there any support for transparent text in CSS?

I think what you mean is 'cookie cutter' text that creates holes in its
own background. But in any case, no.

The effect could be had if 'url()' were a valid color spec. Simply spec
text with the same url as the background behind the element.

Unfortunately, there's a problem with url as used with the 'background'
element. Attributes for a url should be part of the url, not the
background. Even if the spec allowed url() as color, you would have no
control over its position.

David Perrell
Received on Friday, 22 November 1996 12:45:35 GMT

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