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Re: [shapes] new shape-outside keyword for image data

From: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 17:58:10 +0000
To: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CF97A7E2.3F758%stearns@adobe.com>
On 5/13/14, 10:38 AM, "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com> wrote:

>We should have a keyword that captures the more common
><img src=foo.png alt="Something meaningful">
>img {
>  shape-outside: bikeshed;

I agree - an idea like this is behind issues 1 and 2 of CSS Shapes level 2

>Another advantage of using a new keyword here is that not all images
>have a corresponding URL that we can reference. For example:
>canvas {
>  shape-outside: bikeshed;

One possibility is using the element() <image> value from CSS Image Values
level 4 [2]. That would work for both <img> and <canvas> elements. I’ve
heard requests for selecting portions of an element to construct a shape
as well (background-only, content-only, content-and-background, adding
borders (or not) into the mix).

Since element() is still being designed, I thought it prudent to wait on
this improvement. I pared down level 1 to just use currently-supported
<image>  values not because I think that ‘attr(src url)’ is the best
syntax, but because it was the smallest change that served the use case.
And I’m assuming that we’ll want to support all of the <image> values on
shape-outside anyway.

Do you think we should revisit this decision, or are you OK waiting on
your bikeshed value for level 2?



[1] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-shapes-2/#shapes-from-image

[2] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-images/#element-notation

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