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Re: [whatwg] SVG cloning elements from HTML5

From: Erik Dahlström <ed@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:13:06 +0200
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@annevk.nl>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <op.xh3374o4dhsuf5@gnorps>
Cc: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>, WHATWG List <whatwg@whatwg.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
On Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:48:38 +0200, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>  

> On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 9:44 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>  
> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 6:35 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>  
>> wrote:
>>> (The current proposal would place all the direct HTML children of SVG
>>> elements on top of each other, similar to abspos, but grandchildren
>>> would render normally, in a CSS layout model.)
>> Isn't content outside of <svg> clipped though?
> Ugh, yeah, <svg> is overflow:hidden by default.

True, and changing that would likely break some svg content.

It would be interesting to investigate if it's possible to change so that  
inline <svg> defaults to 'overflow:visible'. All current browsers properly  
handle 'overflow:visible' on inline <svg> elements, and last I checked  
MSIE had 'overflow:visibile' as the default for inline <svg> elements.

> How many of these crazy sites were there? I'd hate to flounder on such
> an important change due to just a handful of idiotically-authored
> sites.  Better integration of HTML and SVG (and blocking any further
> element copying beyond the four existing elements) is really
> important.


Erik Dahlstrom, Web Technology Developer, Opera Software
Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
Received on Friday, 27 June 2014 12:14:06 UTC

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