Re: [css4-images] support for SVG Paint Servers without element()

On Oct 23, 2012, at 5:17 AM, "Robert O'Callahan" <<>> wrote:

On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 2:51 PM, Dirk Schulze <<>> wrote:
As conclusion, I wonder why CSS4 Images can't support SVG fragment identifiers directly:

background-image: url(image.svg#gradient1);

The code paths to load an SVG document as an image and an SVG document to provide an external resource such as a paint server are quite different, in Gecko at least. We need to know when we start loading the document which situation we're in. With your syntax, we can't know until the document is loaded. We use the presence of element() to signal that we're in the external resource situation.
I wonder how you deal with fragments on SVG images then.

url(test.svg#anyID) works on Firefox. Do you already assume that you may just render the referenced element? And that this element is a graphical element?


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