Re: [css3-images] July F2F minutes comment regarding SVG and non-opaque colors

On 19/08/2011 7:33 PM, Alan Gresley wrote:
> On 19/08/2011 8:45 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 3:36 PM, Cameron McCormack<> wrote:
>>> It's true that SVG 1.1's<color> definition doesn't technically allow
>>> rgba()
>>> colours, but it would be interesting to see what implementations do
>>> with it
>>> currently to know whether this is compatible with Image Values'
>>> definitions.
>>> Also whether this behaviour is the same as an SVG gradient where some
>>> stops
>>> have non-zero stop-opacity property values.
>> I can't immediately test other browsers, but Chrome simply ignores the
>> transparency of the color, while Firefox does the transition in
>> post-multiplied space (same as they currently do for
>> linear-gradient()).
>> ~TJ
> Both Chrome and Safari 5.1 seem to interpolate rbga in pre-multiplied
> space.

Correction. Both Chrome and Safari 5.1 has no transparency of the color. 
rgba(255,0,255,0) is treated like rgb(255,0,255). Chrome and Safari 5.1 
only works the same as the other UAs with stop-opacity:0 (as seen the 
the code below).

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1 plus MathML 2.0 plus SVG 
1.1//EN" "">
<html xmlns="" 
<style type="text/css">
   svg {background: black; width: 100px; height: 100px;}


<svg:linearGradient id="gradient" gradientUnits="userSpaceOnUse" x1="0" 
y1="100" x2="100" y2="0">
   <svg:stop offset="0" style="stop-color:rgba(255,255,0,1)"/>
   <svg:stop offset="1" 
<svg:path fill="url(#gradient)" d="M0,0v100h100V0H0z" />



Alan Gresley

Received on Friday, 19 August 2011 09:58:43 UTC