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Re: mask-type property

From: Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:50:06 -0700
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, SVG public list <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C0AC8F37-535A-4531-88EE-E25841E3B58D@adobe.com>

On Sep 20, 2012, at 1:33 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 12:02 AM, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au> wrote:
>> We discussed at the F2F this week the 'mask-type' property, and we decided
>> not to allow it to be specified on arbitrary elements to affect how a mask
>> that applies to that element would be interpreted.  (Instead, we have
>> "luminance" and "alpha" keywords in the 'mask' property itself.)  Instead we
>> decided to make 'mask-type' only apply to <mask>.  This is in place of the
>> current maskType="" attribute on <mask>.
>> I was just implementing this, and I wondered whether it really makes sense
>> for it to be a property.  I don't think there are really any use cases for
>> using style sheets to change how a <mask> element is interpreted.  I think
>> therefore we should stay with a plain attribute on <mask>, but perhaps call
>> it something other than maskType="", just to avoid the camel-casing issues
>> that Simon brought up.  I think type="" would work fine.
We decided to follow presentation attributes like 'clip-path'. Therefore there is not camel case and the attribute looks like in this example:

<mask mask-type"alpha">

See webkit implementation for real examples [1].

I don't think that we should introduce a normal, new attribute. The CSS property makes a lot more sense here IMO.

> My justification for it was setting all of the <mask>s in your page to
> be alpha.  Without a property, you have to explicitly add an attribute
> to every one of them.
That is one fantastic example.


> ~TJ

[1] http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/129018
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