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Re: feTile and feImage -- radical inconsistencies across browsers

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 08:54:09 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCVfGm4M-dTMEeOQX_1Aa=2f=YLGBPecdb5o61moc+iVA@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Dailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net>
Cc: SVG public list <www-svg@w3.org>
On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 6:06 AM, David Dailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net> wrote:
> The overall question I was trying to ask was “does feTile really add
> anything that <pattern> doesn’t? And does <feImage> really do anything that
> <image> doesn’t?” I’m relatively certain that the answer is yes, but it’s
> hard to convince myself in the absence of such oddities.

I believe their only advantage over their respective non-filter
brethren (note that <feImage> is also equivalent to <use>) is that
they can define their own filter sub-region bounds.  Otherwise they're
equivalent to passing a paint server as a filter input.

Received on Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:55:06 UTC

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