ISSUE-2237: Align with CSS WG preserveAspectRatio


Align with CSS WG preserveAspectRatio

Raised by:
Doug Schepers
Opened on:
Simon Pieters, per :

We're speculating about implementing 'image-fit'

and we note that it's pretty similar to preserveAspectRatio in SVG

The SVG attribute is not available as a CSS property.

We're considering the feasibility of aligning the two and making the SVG attribute map to the CSS property.

The CSS property allows the same precision as 'background-position' for positioning, while SVG has less precision. What are the use cases for more precision? Could the SVG WG consider allowing the same precision for preserveAspectRatio?

The CSS spec allows the image to go outside of the layout box with 'overflow:visible; image-fit:cover'. What's the use case for this?

Previously, the CSS spec had the same keywords as SVG. What's the reason for the change?
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  1. ISSUE-2237 (css-preserveAspectRatio): Align with CSS WG preserveAspectRatio [SVG Core 2.0] (from on 2009-03-18)

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