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From: Dean Jackson <dean@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 01:07:38 +1100
To: "Harmon S. Nine" <hnine@netarx.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20021113140738.GA31198@grorg.org>

On Fri, 20 Sep 2002, Harmon S. Nine wrote:

> Could the SVG standard include a value of "negative"or "complement" for 
> the clip-rule attribute? Or perhaps allow something like this to be 
> specified when the clipPath is being constructed?
> This "negative" or "complement" specification would take a clipPath and 
> perform a bitwise complement on it, thus, for instance, changing a 
> clipPath that consists of a filled-circle into a rectangle the size of 
> the viewport with a circular hole in it.
> Currently, the only way to obtain such a clipPath is to use a 
> complicated path-element that consists of a rectangle the size of the 
> viewport with other shapes inside the rectangle as part of this same 
> path.  A clip-rule of "oddeven" will then give the desired result.  This 
> seems overly complicated.  The method described in the above paragraph 
> would be much easier.

Hi Harmon,

Apologies for the late reply.

The Working Group had a look at your request recently and agree
that it would be a useful feature. 

Expect to hear back from us sometime in the SVG 1.2 timeframe
(it's too late for SVG 1.1, and we aren't doing new features there

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