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Re: Clipping a border-image

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 04:49:33 -0500
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <6271F6C7-C4F0-4A28-899E-2E64743CDB75@apple.com>

On Apr 16, 2008, at 4:24 AM, Bert Bos wrote:

> [I think Dave Hyatt has started seeing every problem as a variant of a
> clip mask :-) ]

Indeed! ;)

Actually I agree with fantasai's suggestion that text-fill would be  
more suitable for image fill fitted to text.  :)

> On Tuesday 15 April 2008 23:46, David Hyatt wrote:
>> I raised an issue a while back about not being able to clip out the
>> center of a border-image.  It's wasteful that this part always draws.
>> I was thinking that another cool feature for border-image would be if
>> you could clip the border-image to the actual strokes being drawn.
> When would that be useful? The only border style that is predictable
> enough is 'solid'. Why would you clip to the strokes of a 'dotted'
> or 'double' border, instead of drawing your own dots in the border
> image? (Drawing to the actual strokes when the 'border-radius' is
> non-zero is also not very helpful, because of the disappearing
> corners.)

It might not be that useful.  I thought I'd suggest it though.

>> A single clip keyword could cover both cases, either via a new
>> property, border-image-clip, or just as an optional part of the
>> border- image declaration.  Clipping to the shape of the original
>> border stroke would take care of my desire to clip out the middle and
>> also open up a nice range of options for border-image.
> In terms of syntax, another keyword would not be very difficult. But
> still I think this is feature creep. The cost of adding it (in terms  
> of
> implementation and testing, but especially of learning, teaching and
> remembering) is too high compared to the benefit.
> When you create the image in Photoshop or Illustrator, you can cut out
> the middle part (or just never draw anything there in the first  
> place).
> Nothing new to learn.

Yeah, I guess that's ok.
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