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[css-images][css-backgrounds] Clipping at the concrete object size.

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:10:52 +0200
Message-ID: <515C2A5C.80807@exyr.org>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>

 From the "CSS‚áčObject Negotiation" section:
> 4. Unless otherwise specified by CSS, the object is then clipped to
> the concrete object size.

It might be worth noting that nothing in CSS 2.1, css-images-3 or 
css-backgrounds-3 specifies such a thing. In other words, unless a 
feature is added to CSS in the future to do something else, objects are 
always clipped to their concrete object size.

For some reason I had the idea that this was not the case for gradients 
(which are infinite, after all.) I had to check in existing 
implementations that a gradient background with no-repeat and a definite 
background size is indeed clipped.

Simon Sapin
Received on Wednesday, 3 April 2013 13:11:20 UTC

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