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Re: [css-shapes] how to size and position <image>s

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:18:04 -0700
Message-ID: <525EF47C.2030504@inkedblade.net>
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 10/16/2013 12:46 PM, Alan Stearns wrote:
> On 10/16/13 11:30 AM, "fantasai" <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
>
>> Actually, an interesting related question is, how do you position an
>> <image>? We can shift circles around very powerfully if they're defined
>> inline, but there is no way to position a circle that's been derived
>>from an image.
>
> That's correct. We could extend this in future levels. Or we may find that
> getting the shape from a rendered background (with all of the positioning
> that allows) is sufficient. I don't think this is required for level 1,
> and I'd rather get some feedback from people using level 1
> shape-from-image to determine what is required.

Then where is the shape positioned if it is not the same size as the element?
(Like for masking, I think it should be centered by default, fwiw.)

>> While we're on it, how is that image sized? It's not defined.
>
>>From section 4.0:
>
> Sizing the shape from an image follows the Concrete Object Size Resolution
> section from [CSS3-IMAGES].

Yes, but with what default object size?

>> And to tie that back to the main thread... if we have the ability to
>> position an <image>, how does it interact if a <basic-shape> is given
>> instead?
>
> I'm not sure I follow what you're asking here. Are you thinking ahead to a
> shape-positioning property (or set of properties)?

Yeah, thinking, if we have those properties, what would be the impact
on positioning <basic-shape>s.

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 20:18:32 UTC

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