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Re: fill and stroke properties with CSS <image> values

From: Kristopher Giesing <kris.giesing@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 12:45:25 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAhnRF_w4JUq9yJTv=2X=dmuPEa-b1XUgX2jMunYGH+1MoZQNQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>, public-fx <public-fx@w3.org>, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
I realize you're talking about expectations here.  My personal
expectation is that what's specified first draws first.

Do we have data to indicate what expectations are most prevalent among
authors?  Or are we just guessing?

- Kris

On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 11:06 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 10:59 AM, Kristopher Giesing
> <kris.giesing@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't think that's true.  The DOM for example renders back to front.
>>  I do things like http://jsfiddle.net/b4v3s/ all the time.
> Only when you purposely overlap things.  Normally, the first thing in
> your HTML document is the first (topmost) thing in the page, the next
> goes below that in the page, etc.
> I'm just talking about expectations here, not precise technical
> meaning.  People expect the first thing in the list (whatever the list
> is) to be the first thing they see (whatever it means to be seen
> first).  That's why 'background' was designed the way it is when we
> added multiple layers to the syntax.
> ~TJ
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