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Pointer-events processing (Was: Re: Announcement: Last Call WD of SVG 1.1 Second Edition)

From: Erik Dahlstrom <ed@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2011 13:37:54 +0100
To: "Dirk Schulze" <vbs85@gmx.de>
Cc: "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org>, "Doug Schepers" <schepers@w3.org>, "www-svg@w3.org" <www-svg@w3.org>
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On Wed, 02 Feb 2011 12:49:29 +0100, Dirk Schulze <vbs85@gmx.de> wrote:

> Am 02.02.2011 um 11:21 schrieb Erik Dahlstrom:
>> However, a thing to note is that filters aren't meant to affect  
>> pointer-events processing at all, for the purposes of hit detection  
>> it's as if there was no filter applied [2].
> One possibility would be to take the filter region for pointer events.  
> But some SVG's take the complete viewport of the root SVG element as  
> filter region, because this solves the problem of a web developer to  
> determine the correct clipping region for drop shadows. It would be much  
> more helpful (but still not perfect) to just use the affected area for  
> pointer events. The problem is, that the specification does not define  
> how to determine this region (just the filter or primitive regions for  
> clipping), so it can't be defined that this region should be used.

I'm not sure I follow what you mean here. Are you saying you'd want  
filters to have an effect on pointer-events processing?

> Note, the same occurs to SVG masks. The spec wants the implementer to  
> ignore masks for pointer events as well.
> This gets a bigger problem, if the target element gets completely  
> clipped away by the mask.

So you'd want mask to behave the same as clip-path? For all levels of  
opacity or just for opacity=0?

Please see  
(and slightly related  


Erik Dahlstrom, Core Technology Developer, Opera Software
Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
Personal blog: http://my.opera.com/macdev_ed
Received on Wednesday, 2 February 2011 12:38:35 UTC

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