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Re: [css-compositing] some proposals

From: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 20:29:54 -0800
Message-ID: <CAGN7qDBx6xNiY4_cT8D2PUmu9ZGG31QK=pEkb5vk_ehA-GjZAw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com>
Cc: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>, public-fx@w3.org
> I think we may be biting off more than we can handle in a reasonable
> period of time
> with all these changes. The only stable part of the spec. at the moment is
> the blend
> modes and I think most developers are comfortable with them. They also have
> the added bonus that they're implemented in PDF, CoreGraphics, etc. etc.
> so there
> is basically no implementation burden for a browser to add them quickly.
> So my gut feel would be to split the blend-modes from
> P-D/clip-to-self/enable-background/
> knock-out, push it forward to CR. Drop everything apart from blend modes
> when nobody
> bothers to implement the remainder and quickly restart an effort to clean
> up the
> P-D/knock-out stuff etc.
> If we try to cram it all in, I think the spec. will stagnate. The
> blend-modes are
> already generated by Illustrator, etc. and designers know how to use them.
Hi Alex,

I believe there isn't much of a point in cleaning it up the spec, going
through the process of getting it approves and then starting over with a
complete specification.
Since not many browsers will implement the limited spec, it's better to get
everything in. There isn't much of mystery what should be in.

There's also the intent to make compositing apply to HTML content so the
spec will most likely move to CSS.
I will definitely try my best not to let it stagnate.

I will break up my reply in pieces so we don't get lost.

Received on Wednesday, 9 November 2011 04:30:31 UTC

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