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fill vs. pattern

From: Andre M. Winter <winter@carto.net>
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 16:31:13 +0100
Message-ID: <436F7341.2070609@carto.net>
To: www-svg@w3.org


i am wondering if there is a mechanism that may appear in svg1.2 that 
allows patterns to be set *in addition* to fill.

case study: map with all adjacent polygons filled with different colors. 
in order to apply highlight onmousover or similar, one cannot use 
stroking because the objects all build a layer thus stroking may be 
covered (or not) by nearby polygons, opacity changes the color itself 
towards some background. any other method needs clone methods.

in that case a pattern could hold transparent parts that may let shine 
trough some fill, thus fill and pattern should not exclude each other.


andre m. winter,
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