Re: Ambiguities in fill:url() / stroke:url() syntax

On Oct 29, 2012, at 12:36 PM, Robert O'Callahan <> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM, Dirk Schulze <> wrote:
> Does it mean that we have two different behaviors on <img>, <object> and <iframe> on the one side and CSS Images on the other? That sounds worst.
> No, because <img>, <object> and <iframe> don't use "url()" syntax. They're simply irrelevant to all of this. The problem is only for users of "url()".

With the ideas on whatwg, we might get a common syntax anyway. Who knows? I would not treat them differently.

> > (Although does have some polyfill that uses background:url() in Firefox.) So maybe the compat issue isn't that bad.
> I would like to see a proposal first before we can continue discussing on it further.
> I've made a few proposals here. Here's my current proposal:
> When "url(...)" appears as a CSS value,
> a) if the URI has no fragment identifier, treat it as an image load.
> b) if the URI has a fragment identifier that contains the characters '=', '(' or ')', treat it as an image load.
> c) otherwise, treat it as an external resource reference.

With this proposal, SVG stacks would not be possible, correct? That was what I asked for. And I would be opposed to it. Or we make SVG Stack possible with  '=', '(' or ')' and I would like to see how it looks like.

> And we have not done the research if ::target is the only pseudo element or use case for SVG fragments with influence on the painted result.
> I'm not sure what you mean by this.

::target is used for SVG stacks. Are there other ways? Other ways that can change the painted results like for stacks?


> Rob
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