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Re: [compositing] Various small fixes for Compositing & Blending Level 1

From: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:08:51 -0700
Message-ID: <CAGN7qDDZEQQfTmQNJiNbGLb6VKwLSpFcfL_Nrksv9fzPfFmrCQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-fx@w3.org" <public-fx@w3.org>, Nikos Andronikos <nikos.andronikos@cisra.canon.com.au>
On Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 8:41 PM, Amelia Bellamy-Royds <
amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the follow-up Rik.
>
> On 26 April 2015 at 21:14, Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> During the last TPAC, it was decided that the <svg> element creates a
>> stacking context. Previously, the spec called out this element as not
>> causing isolation but people felt that consistency was more important.
>> So, the special case was dropped and someone was going to update (or
>> create?) a spec to clearly say what causes stacking contexts.
>>
>
> Ah, glad there has been a clear decision on this.  Does the same decision
> also apply to the root element of any document type?  That was the other
> area where I found cross-browser inconsistency: Firefox treats the root as
> isolated, with a transparent black background if no background property is
> set, while Blink blends content into the opaque white canvas.
>
> E.g., see http://fiddle.jshell.net/q53w90j0/1/ which re-creates the
> additive color figure using absolutely positioned HTML elements.
>

Yes, that was decided as well. The Firefox implementation is behaving as
specified.
Tab updated CSS Color level 4 to clarify where the color of the document
comes from:

The default background of the root element must be transparent. The default
color of the canvas (the surface on which the document is painted) is
UA-dependent, but is recommended to be white, especially if the above
colorrules are used.  [1]

See also https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-fx/2015JanMar/0053.html

1: http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-color-4/#sample (sample???)


The table for  `background-blend-mode`  says "Applies to:All HTML
>>> elements".  However, it could apply to any XML content that uses a CSS
>>> layout model.  That includes a top-level inline SVG element; in practice
>>> (and probably in SVG 2) it would also include a root <svg> element.
>>>
>>> A more useful and future-proof description would be "Applies to: Any
>>> element that renders the `background-image` property".  Another way to make
>>> the same distinction is to use the language from the Transforms spec
>>> is "elements with (or without) associated CSS layout box".
>>>
>>
>> That would be a normative change which would push the spec back.
>> Maybe we can address this in level 2?
>>
>
> Fair enough.  I'm fairly certain all implementations will apply it to any
> content with a CSS rendering model, HTML or otherwise, but I wouldn't want
> such a fussy wording change to throw the whole spec back on the
> recommendation track.
>
Received on Monday, 27 April 2015 04:09:23 UTC

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