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Re: css clip property

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 13:15:16 -0500
Message-ID: <4B7AE0B4.6040909@mit.edu>
To: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
CC: www-svg@w3.org
On 2/16/10 12:32 PM, Dr. Olaf Hoffmann wrote:
> I could not identify any problem with what is defined in CSS2.0.
> The definition itself is ok

Yes, except that it was supposed to be defined based on existing 
behavior and wasn't.

> If implementations deviate from this, this might be a reason, why
> this was never widely used

CSS clip is fairly widely used, actually, in my experience...

> If implementors implement
> nonsense, this indicates not necessarily a problem in CSS2.0

The implementations predated the spec.

> Due to these CSS problems, maybe this property should be
> removed from future versions of SVG. Authors can simply
> replace it with the related SVG feature to get a predictable
> behaviour right now.

As far as I'm concerned, the entire mess with CSS use in SVG wherein SVG 
uses the same names for different things is completely broken.  Either 
tracking CSS without modifying it or not using CSS at all would have 
been better than the current state of affairs.

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 18:15:51 GMT

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