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Re: [css4-images] support for SVG Paint Servers without element()

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:28:52 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLaDL_v1xbVOsBiDUPFHC4TTvqfgjD6UJ3zgtn4H6q58GQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com> wrote:

> This leads to signification issues with CSS Masking. The 'mask' property
> is a shorthand property for 'mask-image' and therefore takes an CSS Image.
> But it can have a reference to a mask element too.
>

That's true. Getting both Webkit's behavior and the SVG spec's behavior
into a single property is going to be a problem.

fill: url(something);  /* reference to a paint server */
> fill: element(something) /* reference to CSS Image */
>
> background-image: url(something) /* reference to CSS  Image */
> background-image: element(something) /* reference to a paint server */
>

> The opposite way on two different properties with similar goals.
>

Who is suggesting "fill: element()" refer to a CSS image? Certainly not me,
and I don't think anyone else is either.

Do you have a proposal how to do it on CSS Masking without breaking the
> implementations on WebKit and Firefox?
>

I don't. I think we should continue this discussion in www-svg though. I
laid out the issues a bit more clearly over there.

Rob
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