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CSS Shapes First Public Working Draft

By Alan Stearns June 20, 2013 (Permalink)
Categories: publications

The CSS Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of CSS Shapes.

This draft was previously part of the CSS Exclusions and Shapes specification. Exclusions and Shapes have been split out into two separate specifications, and this draft contains only the Shapes part. Future levels of these specifications will describe how these two features interact.

CSS Shapes extends wrapping behavior to shapes other than rectangles. The first level of CSS Shapes allows a shape to be applied to floats, so inline wrapping around a float can happen around an arbitrary shape. This draft includes a syntax for defining basic shapes, extracting a shape from the alpha channel of an image, and applying these shapes to floats using new shape-outside, shape-margin and shape-image-threshold properties.

All of the changes since this new draft was split from CSS Exclusions and Shapes are listed in the Changes section.

As always, please send feedback to www-style@w3.org with the spec code ([css-shapes]) and your comment topic in the subject line. (Alternatively, you can email one of the editors and ask them to forward your comment.)

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