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Re: mask: luminance or alpha

From: Brian Birtles <birtles@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 08:02:44 +0900
Message-ID: <50186414.9070602@gmail.com>
To: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>
CC: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-svg@w3.org
(2012/08/01 6:27), Rik Cabanier wrote:
> So, <auto> means 'alpha' if you point to an image and 'luminosity' if
> you point to vector data?
> I think that's reasonable and similar to PDF's soft mask images.

The way it's currently spec'ed is different. <auto> means 'luminance' 
for <mask>s (unless they have maskType="alpha") and 'alpha' elsewhere.

We can change that, however, if we feel the vector vs raster distinction 
is easier for authors (and not just designers).

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