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Re: Expected behavior of background-clip property on the html element?

From: Philippe Wittenbergh <ph.wittenbergh@l-c-n.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:53:17 +0900
Cc: Cathy.Chan@nokia.com, www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <38B6993C-C9E8-460F-9E0B-05DE5E8184CC@l-c-n.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>

On Jan 6, 2011, at 2:46 PM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:

>> When I try this on the major browsers, all show the green background
>> well beyond the bottom border. Additionally, content-box behaves exactly
>> the same as either border-box (Chrome, FF, Safari) or padding-box
>> (Opera). Which is correct? I'm guessing neither, but it's not
>> immediately clear from the spec.
> I suspect the key part here is this, from http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/colors.html#background :
>  The background of the root element becomes the background
>  of the canvas and covers the entire canvas, anchored (for
>  'background-position') at the same point as it would be if it was
>  painted only for the root element itself. The root element does
>  not paint this background again.
> So the background isn't being painted on the box for the <html> to start with, hence it would seem that the background-clip of the <html> box wouldn't apply, unless something somewhere explicitly says otherwise.

Hmm, when I try this with 'content-box', it seems to work with a recent WebKit nightly (with the -webkit- prefix).

I sure can see your point about the background-color; but what about a background-image?

Philippe Wittenbergh
Received on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 12:53:49 UTC

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