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Re: Applying SVG properties to non-SVG content

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 16:26:09 -0500
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-id: <9BD1F579-F39F-49CF-B18A-38AC988CB809@apple.com>

On Jul 11, 2008, at 3:41 PM, Robert O'Callahan wrote:

> Opera currently seems to ignore the fragment ID and just draw the  
> whole
> SVG file. The MIME type definition for image/svg+xml doesn't seem to
> say anything about fragment IDs.
> Would it be better to introduce a new CSS value, say "element()",  
> instead?

This would be my preference.  I still think we're going to need a new  
display type to go along with this feature, since I think elements  
that aren't intended for display at their declaration point would  
benefit from such a display type.  It would hide you at the  
declaration point, probably have shrink-to-fit behavior (without being  
constrained by containing block width), and probably also ignore clip/ 
opacity/etc. that might be in effect on ancestor elements.
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