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

From: Nils Dagsson Moskopp <nils@dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 03:52:26 +0200
To: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Message-ID: <87oakgfmhx.fsf@dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Cc: whatwg@whatwg.org, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
If I am not mistaken, it should be possible to use the outline shape
while not requiring 100% black color for every path in the SVG icon.
As I see it, a proper icon has to have a distinctive outline anyway.

Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net> writes:

> Nils,
>
> 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
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9711481/icon-color-on-different-themes
> I guess things like "Android theme", "icon sets", etc. would give some answers.
> https://dribbble.com/search?q=+icon+sets+monochrome
>
> 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 🐄
> http://www.la-grange.net/karl/
>

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