ISSUE-15: Clip the 'background-color'?

clip bg color

Clip the 'background-color'?

CSS3 Backgrounds and Borders
Raised by:
Bert Bos
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Is there a need to sometimes clip the background color to the padding box? By default it extends to the edge of the border box.

Elika and Bert decided that, if we have multiple 'background-clip' values (see ISSUE-14, then we should make the last (bottommost) one apply to the bottommost image *and* the background color. See

But probably not to the fallback color, see ISSUE-5
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Elika and Bert concluded that the fallback color should *also* be clipped, exactly like the normal color.

Bert Bos, 12 May 2008, 17:23:24

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