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Re: [css3-images] image() function and file formats

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 16:25:29 +1100
Message-ID: <4D3675C9.5010804@css-class.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 19/01/2011 8:37 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> The CSS3 Images spec
> <http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-images/#image-notation>  defines the
> image() function, which allows authors to specify multiple images,
> representing the first one that doesn't give an error (that is, if the
> first one 404s or similar, the browser will instead fetch the second
> one in the list, etc.).
> Right now, the image() function has a form of light type-sniffing via
> the file extension, such that if the UA sees an image with an
> extension corresponding to a type of image the UA *knows* it doesn't
> support, it can skip trying to load the image altogether and just jump
> to the next image in the list.

Does this not work.

background: url(example.svg), url(example.png);

FF 3.6.13 simply shows the PNG but has downloaded the SVG.

Alan http://css-class.com/

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Received on Wednesday, 19 January 2011 05:26:04 UTC

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