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Re: Applying SVG properties to non-SVG content

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 06:12:24 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600807091112n25bef0acj44900e6d74d28a38@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ash Searle" <ash.searle@gmail.com>
Cc: "Robin Berjon" <robin@berjon.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 11:24 PM, Ash Searle <ash.searle@gmail.com> wrote:

> 2008/7/9 Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>:
> > The best vendor-prefix option I can see is to introduce a new CSS value
> > -moz-url() which is just like url() except that paint servers specified
> with
> > -moz-url() work on non-SVG content and paint servers specified with url()
> > don't, and -moz-url() clip-paths, masks and filters work on non-SVG
> content
> > but url()s don't. That somehow seems daft, but I could probably be talked
> > into it.
>
> I don't see the point in a new prefix.  It would be nice if all the
> properties
> that took url() values all followed the 'cursor' specification - but
> I'm not sure
> how much of a problem that would cause this far down the line:
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/ui.html
>
>   <uri>
>   The user agent retrieves the cursor from the resource designated by
> the URI. If the user agent cannot handle the first cursor of a list of
> cursors, it should attempt to handle the second, etc. If the user
> agent cannot handle any user-defined cursor, it must use the generic
> cursor at the end of the list.
>
> That comment could easily be generalised to background-image and other
> url()-based values.
>

That can't work with backgrounds since it conflicts with CSS3 multiple
backgrounds.

Rob
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