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Re: Clip & shaped borders + error/ambiguity in spec

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 1999 22:27:00 +0100
Message-ID: <381F5724.B02D5BAA@w3.org>
To: Matthew Brealey <thelawnet@yahoo.com>
CC: www-style <www-style@w3.org>

Matthew Brealey wrote:
> There is definitely a need for more shapes. However,
> rather than defining clip: hexagon/triangle or
> whatever, it seems that the logical solution is to
> define clip: polygon{Xa, Ya, Xb, Yb, Xc, Yc ...},

Which still restricts you to closed polygons, requires you to deal with
self intersection, and rules out smooth curves (Beziers, NURBS, and so

> Having dealt with polygons, it remains only to deal
> with ovals.

I wouldn't say "only"

My proposal:

clip: url(url-for-some-shape.svg)
Received on Tuesday, 2 November 1999 16:33:08 UTC

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