Re: [css3-images] Using SVG Paint Servers as <image>

On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 8:55 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <>wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 9:40 PM, Robert O'Callahan <>
> wrote:
> > I agree that for CSS images we can just have element(id) refer to the
> > element with that id in the host document (or the anonymous element map).
> I
> > think element(id) and url(#id) should behave the same whenever they refer
> to
> > the same element.
> Your last line is intriguing.  Do you mean that, if you have a
> document like this:
> foo.svg
> <svg>
>  <rect id=foo fill=blue />
> </svg>
> ...that you could do url(foo.svg#foo) and get a blue rectangular image?

Sure, that's what element(foo) would do.

I'm not sure how that would work with non-rectangular elements.

Whatever element(foo) would do for non-rectangular elements. I think we
currently use the SVG bounding box as the image bounds.

> already has a good way to handle this, via the <view> element, as it
> explicitly establishes a viewport.  I'm somewhat more comfortable
> limiting myself to just letting svg documents reference paint servers
> and <view> elements directly.

That doesn't seem necessary or even particularly helpful from an
implementation point of view, once you've implemented element().

Also, it would mean that doing url(foo.html#bar) means you have to
> load up the linked document, running scripts/etc. as if you were
> loading an iframe, before you were able to extract out the element.
> Still slightly uncomfortable with this.

We don't run scripts in external resource documents. External resource
documents already exist, so what's the new problem here?

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