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

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 3:54 AM, Dirk Schulze <> wrote:

> 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?

We load it as an image, not as an external resource document, and handle
the fragment reference from there.

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