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

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 23:37:25 -0700
Message-id: <D188AC12-2D88-4E8E-9323-F51BCEF8EEDF@apple.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: WHATWG List <whatwg@whatwg.org>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>

> On Jun 16, 2015, at 9:49 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl> wrote:
> 
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 10:42 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Before we start bikeshedding, can you commit to actually changing your
>> implementation?  Safari has already shipped with the exact proposal
>> given in this thread; if you're seeking a rubberstamp rather than a
>> collab, say so.
> 
> Maciej already clarified this, no? They're perfectly happy to change
> this before Safari 9 ships, provided, I'm guessing, that we settle
> this somewhat quickly.

Yep. Quoting myself from earlier:

> On Jun 15, 2015, at 12:00 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> 
> We don’t have a strong principle on this, and it’s not too late to change before shipping the release version of Safari 9. We welcome input on which of these would be best, or whether something else entirely is better.

To be even more explicit, we’re willing to change. If there’s a rough consensus soon, we can change it before any final non-beta release of Safari ships with the feature. Even if the discussion continues for a while, we may be able to change after we ship, but we might have to stage it and support two syntaxes for a while.


It seems like the current leading candidate is:

- Change <link rel=icon mask> to <link rel=mask-icon>, but keep using the theme-color meta for the color

If anyone feels strongly about sticking with the icon rel value, please speak up.

It might also be good to change interpretation of the icon as a mask to consider only alpha. But this probably wouldn’t affect the spec since how any <link rel=icon> is rendered is implementation-specific. Also, t would not make it practical to use the same icon for mask and non-mask purposes in most cases, so it wouldn’t help with the compat issue. So this aspect seems less urgent.


Regards,
Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 06:38:12 UTC

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