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Re: SVG masking, maskType attribute still necessary?

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:29:30 +1000
Message-ID: <502EE1EA.80007@mcc.id.au>
To: Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>
CC: "www-svg@w3.org list" <www-svg@w3.org>
Dirk Schulze:
> We added the 'maskType' attribute to differ between alpha and
> luminance masks on the SVG 'mask' element. IIRC we didn't thought
> about extending the 'mask' property.

I recall we did think about this, and it was a conscious decision, the 
reasoning being that it would be very rare to have a <mask> that could 
function well as both a luminance and alpha mask, and so it makes more 
sense to indicate its type on the element side rather than the property 
side.
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