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Re: Multiple Background Images

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2004 20:44:23 +0100
Message-ID: <725616212.20041106204423@w3.org>
To: "Andrew Fedoniouk" <news@terrainformatica.com>
Cc: "Ted Shanyfelt (by way of Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>)" <ted@ahi.uhh.hawaii.edu>, <www-style@w3.org>

On Friday, November 5, 2004, 7:40:38 PM, Andrew wrote:

AF> Hi, Ted,

AF> I think that notation "foobar.svg?f=foo&b=bar"
AF> is not so good.

I agree.

AF> For example I have svg generated on the server dynamicly by some CGI module
AF> which accepts parameters by its own:

AF> body { background:
AF> url(http://mysite/foobar.cgi?param1=foo&param2=bar); }

AF> How to pass parameters to returned SVG then?

AF> Parameters should be given out of url string somehow. Let url be just url.

Yes, well said. In terms of web architecture it is not feasible to
preempt the query parameter from all resources like that.

AF> Andrew Fedoniouk.
AF> http://terrainformatica.com

AF> ----- Original Message ----- 
AF> From: "Ted Shanyfelt (by way of Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>)" 
AF> <ted@ahi.uhh.hawaii.edu>
AF> To: <www-style@w3.org>
AF> Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 9:22 AM
AF> Subject: Re: Multiple Background Images

AF> |
AF> |
| >>>>  body { background: url(foo) url(bar); }
AF> |
AF> | .....
AF> |
| >>>> Should the syntax be like that, or would something else be better?
| >>
| >> Definitely something else. (But what?)
AF> |
AF> | body { background: url(foobar.svg?f=foo&b=bar); }
AF> |
AF> | Of course, we'd need to coordinate with SVG standard
AF> | to pass parameters to SVG or XML.
AF> | (Is coordination possible with one of these other standards?)

Yes, although I would not suggest starting a coordination request with
that particular syntax. Instead, explain what parameters need to be
passed to the SVG and why, then we can figure out a good way of doing

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
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