Re: [css-shapes][Editorial] Are SVG images allowed?

On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 1:50 PM, Lea Verou <> wrote:
> The current wording [1] is a bit ambiguous regarding whether SVG images are
> allowed for shape generation or whether it’s only raster images:
> Another way of defining shapes is by specifying a source image whose alpha
> channel is used to compute the shape. The shape is computed to be the path
> that encloses the area where the opacity of the specified image is greater
> than the ‘shape-image-threshold’ value. If the ‘shape-image-threshold’ is
> not specified, the initial value to be considered is 0.5.
> For animated raster image formats (such as GIF), the first frame of the
> animation sequence is used.
> There is also this note in the change Log [2]:
> Postpone shapes from SVG to a future Shapes level
> My interpretation was that SVG images are allowed, and the alpha channel
> used refers to the alpha channel of the rendered SVG. I assumed the
> changelog note was about defining SVG shapes directly in CSS code. However,
> Eric’s (CCed) interpretation was that only raster images are allowed, which
> indicates that there’s some ambiguity here.
> [1]:
> [2]:

Yes, all images are allowed, regardless of format.  The only
SVG-related thing that's been postponed is referencing SVG elements


Received on Thursday, 13 June 2013 12:06:05 UTC