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Re: SVG Filter Regions confusion

From: Stephen Chenney <schenney@chromium.org>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 14:30:52 -0400
Message-ID: <CAObCcUpJrZGw2uqwgBChtLSSQs3GB-x6bexpJwNTQkCpE4XvxQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org
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I understand the defaults and how filter subregions are defined. My concern
is with how the subregions on the filter effects interact with the filter
region (that is, the x,y,width,height on the <filter> element), and how
these determine the offscreen image sizes.

As I understand the spec, nothing is ever drawn outside the filter region,
so that limits the offscreen size. It all seems very clearly defined, apart
from the one confusing sentence I originally pointed out. With your
response in mind, and some more careful reading, I think the spec is really
trying to say:

"All intermediate offscreens are defined to not exceed the intersection of
‘x’, ‘y’, ‘width’ and ‘height’ with the filter region, enlarged to include
whole pixels that only partly intersect the regions."


On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 2:06 PM, Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com> wrote:

> Hi Stephen,
> On May 23, 2012, at 7:58 AM, Stephen Chenney wrote:
> > The SVG 1.1 spec section 15.7.3 says this:
> >
> > --------
> > All intermediate offscreens are defined to not exceed the intersection
> of ‘x’, ‘y’, ‘width’ and ‘height’ with the filter region. The filter region
> and any of the ‘x’, ‘y’, ‘width’ and ‘height’ subregions are to be set up
> such that all offscreens are made big enough to accommodate any pixels
> which even partly intersect with either the filter region or the
> x,y,width,height subregions.
> > --------
> >
> > The first sentence explicitly defines the offscreen buffer size to be
> the intersection of the filter region and the filter effect subregions. The
> second sentence implies to me that the offscreen buffer size must be the
> union of the filter region and the filter effect subregions. I'm totally
> confused.
> >
> > Is this just a case of bad phrasing? In particular, the phrase "are made
> big enough" could be "are big enough"  Is the intention to restrict the
> valid values of the subregions such that they remain inside the filter
> region?
> >
> > Otherwise, what does it mean?
> You can define the attributes 'x', 'y', 'width' and 'height' for every
> filter effect. If you do that, then these values indicate your clipping
> region. If one of the values is not defined, the clipping region on the
> missing dimension depends on the union of previous filter effects.
> For this pseudo example the effect region is the union of the two effects
> 1 and 2.
> <feOffset result="1"/>
> <feOffset result="2"/>
> <feComposite in="1" in2="2"/>
> For this pseudo example, the effect is the region defined by the
> attributes 'x', 'y', 'width' and 'height'.
> <feOffset result="1"/>
> <feOffset result="2"/>
> <feComposite in="1" in2="2" x="0" y="0" width="1" height="1"/>
> The filter region depends on the union of the input effects for the
> dimension attributes that are missing.
> Greetings,
> Dirk
> >
> > Stephen.

Stephen Chenney | Software Engineer | schenney@google.com | 404-314-1809
Received on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:31:22 UTC

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