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Re: [SVGMobile12] system paint and gradients

From: T Rowley <tor@cs.brown.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 12:11:29 -0600
Message-ID: <442C1F51.1080609@cs.brown.edu>
To: Jon Ferraiolo <jonf@adobe.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

On 1/24/06 11:18 PM, Jon Ferraiolo wrote:
> Here is how that section of the spec now reads: 
> -----------------
> 11.3.3 System Paint Servers
> The following list of System Paint Servers must be supported. If a paint
> specification specifies one of the System Paint Servers, then the user
> agent must either paint using a system-provided paint server or paint
> with a substitute paint server, such as a color or gradient. System
> paint servers often depend on the operating system, user choices, and
> the implementation. Substitute paint servers should attempt to match the
> appearance of corresponding user interface elements on the platform,
> including user color choices. In environments which do not provide
> adequate system paint server APIs, a conformant user agent may use
> substitute paint servers which do not necessarily match the
> environment's system paint servers.
> -----------------

This new language still allows system paint servers to provide 
gradients, but without rules about what sort of space they live in (or 
spreadMethod) it won't be possible to write interoperable content that 
uses them.
Received on Thursday, 30 March 2006 18:10:23 UTC

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