Re: ordering of effects with enable-background:new and filter on the same element

On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 2:45 PM, Robert O'Callahan <>

> Context:
> The text says "Find the element Ai with the smallest subscript i (including
> A0=E) for which the 'enable-background' property has the value new." So that
> seems to mean that the search for the nearest enclosing element with
> enable-background:new starts with the current element. So if an element has
> enable-background:new and a 'filter', then usage of "BackgroundImage" within
> the filter will get a transparent black background. Is this intentional? It
> seems less useful, and less in the spirit of the rest of the section,

The testcase below draws green on Opera, so it looks like Opera is starting
the enable-background:new search from the parent. So please change the spec
to clearly identify that as the correct behaviour.

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="no"?>
<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN"
<svg xmlns="" style="enable-background:new;">
    <filter id="f1" filterUnits="objectBoundingBox" x="0" y="0" width="100%"
      <feFlood flood-color="black" result="black"/>
      <feComposite in="BackgroundImage" operator="over"/>
  <rect x="100" y="100" width="100" height="100" fill="lime"/>
  <rect x="100" y="100" width="100" height="100" filter="url(#f1)"

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