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Re: Suggestion - <excludePath>

From: Paul LeBeau <paul.lebeau@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:43:30 +1200
Message-ID: <CACfsppDgX+fVkJSLEAxnsEF1P8p0eM7sjOPMxZL6Y4LHcfBEdw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simen Mangseth <simi@live.no>
Cc: "www-svg@w3.org" <www-svg@w3.org>
You can achieve the same result simply with a <mask>.  What would be the
advantage of this over a mask?


On 14 June 2015 at 21:17, Simen Mangseth <simi@live.no> wrote:

>  Hello, I don’t know if there has been any discussion on this, and this
> may have been achievable using Vector Effects 1.2 (
> http://dev.w3.org/SVG/modules/vectoreffects/master/SVGVectorEffectsPrimer.html)
> <http://dev.w3.org/SVG/modules/vectoreffects/master/SVGVectorEffectsPrimer.html>,
> but that spec is obsolete, isn’t it? Anyway, this would be a more “native”
> and clean solution.
> My suggestion is a new element that behaves like <clipPath>, but instead
> of choosing what to include, <excludePath> (or whatever it would be called)
> would specify what should be clipped out from a path.​
> This is achievable with a compound path, but instead of a complex compound
> path, one could have simple shapes (e.g. a rect or polygon) without having
> to expand into that.
> Example:
> <defs><excludePath id="x">
> <path d="">
> <circle cx="" cy="" r="">
> </excludePath></defs>
> <rect exclude="#x">
> This would render a rectangle with a path and a circle clipped from the
> rectangle shape, leaving two holes (see attachment excludepath.png). On the
> contrary, a <clipPath> with the same contents would look like attachment
> excludepath_clippingpath.png.
> I can think of many scenarios where this would be useful, and both simpler
> code and simpler to use for the developer.
> I can see that it’s possible to define a custom clipping path whose
> content is a compound path with the same result, but this is much harder
> than just defining what to exclude.
> If this has already been proposed, or even better, if it’s already in the
> SVG 2.0 spec, I’m sorry. Please consider if it’s not, though.
> Best regards,
> Simen Mangseth (web developer)
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