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Re: [css-shapes] "box" value for shape-inside

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:06:14 -0700
Message-Id: <D01C44A5-31C2-4B6A-A8E4-2A51CA046266@gmail.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
On Jun 14, 2013, at 10:05 AM, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com> wrote:

> On 6/14/13 8:59 AM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> I know shape-inside has been punted to level 2, so consider this a
>> suggestion for that level.
>> 
>> I'm watching Lea give a talk about border-radius right now, and she's
>> demonstrating the use of shape-inside to make text in an element
>> conform to the border-radius.  She points out how awkward it is,
>> because you have to duplicate the element's size and border-radius in
>> the rectangle() function.
>> 
>> I suggest we add a "box" keyword to shape-inside, which is nothing
>> more than the shape of the box.
>> 
>> ~TJ
> 
> This could be useful on shape-outside as well, so it could be considered
> for level 1.
> 
> I've been thinking of other keywords that could be added to shape-inside
> and shape-outside. One might be 'image' which, if the element is an img
> element would use the image referenced by the src attribute with whatever
> positioning, sizing, clipping etc. is applied. This would avoid having to
> repeat the URL in your HTML and CSS, and make sure that the shape aligns
> with the displayed image it comes from.

How about 'attr(src)' instead of a keyword? Then one could reference other attributes too, such as 'data-foo', and the feature would be more source language agnostic (not just HTML's 'src'). 
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