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Re: [whatwg] A mask="" advisory flag for <link rel=icon>

From: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:40:52 +0900
Message-Id: <CE527BC9-D023-4DDB-B5BD-B60F68C3C816@la-grange.net>
To: Nils Dagsson Moskopp <nils@dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Cc: whatwg@whatwg.org, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>

Le 16 juin 2015 à 10:03, Nils Dagsson Moskopp <nils@dieweltistgarnichtso.net> a écrit :
> Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com> writes:
>>  These images can be tinted to better fit in with the site's theme.
> Please tell me where the requirement for SVG favicons with 100% black
> paths comes from. I do not understand why an SVG favicon cannot have
> proper SVG colors so there are no interoperability issues with it.

Ed, maybe, replied already I believed in the sentence above.
The mask icon is giving just a shape. So that the chosen theme of the phone can customized the color to its own choice. Be imposed by the brand of the operator, or I guess someone hacking its theme to have its own.

see for example
I guess things like "Android theme", "icon sets", etc. would give some answers.

It's a way for a site to provide a generic shaped icon but that will adjust its colors depending on the theme.

Karl Dubost 🐄
Received on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 01:41:41 UTC

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