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

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:36:34 -0700
Message-id: <ED79C9DC-BBD1-4B50-84D3-E275EDDDFEF5@apple.com>
To: Benjamin Francis <bfrancis@mozilla.com>, Kornel LesiƄski <kornel@geekhood.net>
Cc: WHAT Working Group <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>

To close the loop on this, we will change to <link rel="mask-icon" href="whatever.svg" color="#aabbcc">. We like the idea of determining the color from the SVG, but we won't be able to implement in time for this cycle, and having an explicit color override seems useful. So for now we'll implement explicit color and we'll consider automatic color picking based on the SVG as a fallback when the color is missing as a future extension.

Please let me know if anyone disagrees with this approach.


> On Jun 17, 2015, at 3:32 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>>> Out of curiosity, I understand that flat design is fashionable right now
>>> and you might want single colour icons to represent web sites in Safari,
>>> but what is your fallback for the billion or so web sites which currently
>>> only provide a multi-coloured icon? I assume you just display the icon they
>>> provide?
>> Details of the UI of the pinned tabs feature are a bit out of scope for this mailing list, but since it might provide useful context to people, here are some facts:
>> - We sometimes display the mask icon in the specified color, and sometimes in a medium grey.
>> - We
> I meant to say - If no mask icon is provided, we will fall back to a monochrome monogram for the site rather than the full-color icon, in the context where mask icons are currently used.
> Regards,
> Maciej
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