ISSUE-17: Applying a (background) image to the foreground text

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Applying a (background) image to the foreground text

State:
CLOSED
Product:
CSS3 Backgrounds and Borders
Raised by:
David Hyatt
Opened on:
2008-04-04
Description:
Safari Webkit is experimenting with a 'background-clip: text', which clips a background image to the area of the text of an element (including its shadow and decoration). This is a way to create text that is painted with a pattern or a gradient. It requires that the color of the text is transparent or semi-transparent. See http://webkit.org/blog/164/background-clip-text/

There may be better ways to do this, e.g., as a value on the 'color' property. See Dave Hyatt's comments on his own proposal:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2008Apr/0066.html

See also “Specifying paint” in SVG 1.1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/REC-SVG11-20030114/painting.html#SpecifyingPaint
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Elika Etemad, 11 Aug 2008, 10:05:51

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