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ordering of effects with enable-background:new and filter on the same element

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 14:45:12 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600806041945t202e58c3o7067e99d34fdb897@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Context: http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/filters.html#AccessingBackgroundImage

The text says "Find the element Ai with the smallest subscript i (including
A0=E) for which the 'enable-background' property has the value new." So that
seems to mean that the search for the nearest enclosing element with
enable-background:new starts with the current element. So if an element has
enable-background:new and a 'filter', then usage of "BackgroundImage" within
the filter will get a transparent black background. Is this intentional? It
seems less useful, and less in the spirit of the rest of the section, than
starting the search for an enable-background:new ancestor at the parent

BTW enable-background seems be one of those well-intentioned features that
is just making life harder for authors and for implementors, at least for
me. I can get the background image reasonably efficiently in all cases, so
the only reason I have to track the enable-background property is to break
the BackgroundImage feature if enable-background wasn't specified or set to
an inappropriate rectangle.

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healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
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