Re: [css-masking] new value for 'mask-clip'

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 11:04 AM, Dirk Schulze <> wrote:

> On Oct 24, 2012, at 2:47 PM, "Robert O'Callahan" <>
> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 10:40 AM, Dirk Schulze <> wrote:
>> Relative values on SVG for example:
>> <svg width="100%" height="100%">
>> ...
>> Which is very common on SVG, since these are the default values.
> Aren't those resolved relative to the background painting area, not the
> background clip area?
> That would make sense for backgrounds, since a background can't overflow.
> It would not be the desired way for masking, since it means you always clip
> overflowing content with an SVG file. Something that I would like to avoid.

That's only a problem if the <svg> itself is used as a mask, right? Which I
don't think you can even do. A <mask> element, used as a mask, would not be
clipped by any clipping on its <svg> ancestor.

Maybe I'm just confused. It would help if you gave a concrete example.

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