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Re: background-image-frame

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 17:16:48 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBgT9W-k4NWnCDneMyijHha1A9e1yDcy_OLvrJ=VufoZg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>
Cc: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 4:52 PM, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com> wrote:
> On Jul 7, 2011, at 11:51 PM, Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
>> PNG and other image formats support annotated/taged/named
>> sub-images
>
> Can you cite references for this?

I'd like a reference too; I'd never heard of this!


>> so in principle they can be used as image-lists - single-file collections of
>> multiple images / frames.
>>
>> CSS "sprites" as a workaround are quite popular among Web designers
>> but current solution [1] looks more like a hack rather than a solution.
>
> I think a media fragments syntax for named frames would be much more suitable. Then you could just do:
>
> background-image: url(foo.png?frame=kitten)
>
> or something.

Yes, media fragments are definitely the correct way to do this.

~TJ
Received on Saturday, 9 July 2011 00:18:12 GMT

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