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Support CSS background-clip: text

Unread postby adam27 » Thu, 21 Dec 2017, 00:57

Title describes this one, add support for background-clip: text as seen here https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/background-clip

Most major browsers except ie(no surprise there :roll: ) seem to support this, but pale moon currently renders it as just the background image with text only being visible when you highlight it.

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Re: Support CSS background-clip: text

Unread postby Moonchild » Thu, 21 Dec 2017, 10:12

Is this actually being used in the wild?

EDIT: Text is actually an "experimental API that should not be used in production code". It's only in an Editor's draft and has not been standardized or recommended. I don't see a point in adding this at this point in time.
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Re: Support CSS background-clip: text

Unread postby adam27 » Thu, 21 Dec 2017, 18:25

Funnyjunk.com uses it for comment effects, resulting in the same issue of text being nearly unreadable without highlighting. Cant think of any other sites that use it noticeably though.

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Re: Support CSS background-clip: text

Unread postby Moonchild » Thu, 21 Dec 2017, 19:58

Well, you may want to point out to funnyjunk.com then that they are using an effect (no matter how funny) that is experimental and not supported by all browsers, making text unreadable.
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Re: Support CSS background-clip: text

Unread postby adam27 » Thu, 21 Dec 2017, 20:27

Already tried, and it went nowhere fast despite mentioning its only a draft and isnt finalized. Their response was "there is no way to disable it, you just need to use a more modern browser."

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Re: Support CSS background-clip: text

Unread postby Moonchild » Thu, 21 Dec 2017, 20:35

"there is no way to disable it"? What nonsense is that? It's THEIR site with THEIR styling on it.
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Re: Support CSS background-clip: text

Unread postby adam27 » Thu, 21 Dec 2017, 20:54

Dont ask me, many web developers seem to have this terrible mentality of if your not using a major browser then you dont matter as a user.

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Re: Support CSS background-clip: text

Unread postby Moonchild » Fri, 22 Dec 2017, 10:13

You can safely replace "a major browser" with "Google Chrome" in that sentence :P

Anyway, we'll still be here when people come to their senses.
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Re: Support CSS background-clip: text

Unread postby fifonik » Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 03:44

Faced issue caused the unsupported feature on https://www.playgwent.com/en (many texts displayed on strange background)

> You can safely replace "a major browser" with "Google Chrome" in that sentence :P

A bit not true as "background-clip: text" supported in Fx 56 (I do not have earlier versions installed to check), Fx 58+, Cyberfox, chromium based browsers (checked in Vivaldi, do not have Chrome installed), IE11.

PaleMoon is the only browser I have that do not support it. Unfortunately, this is the main browser in our home and my wife (she's playing the gwent game) is not happy :)
I hope the feature will be supported.

Thanks.
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Re: Support CSS background-clip: text

Unread postby SpockFan02 » Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 04:00

fifonik wrote:...

PaleMoon is the only browser I have that do not support it. Unfortunately, this is the main browser in our home and my wife (she's playing the gwent game) is not happy :)
I hope the feature will be supported.

Thanks.
As a matter of fact, the feature is supported in Pale Moon 28 (currently in beta).
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As Moonchild said, it is experimental, so it can be turned off by changing the preference layout.css.background-clip-text.enabled, but you and your wife probably won't want to turn it off.
You can get the unstable version of Pale Moon to make use of this, or wait until Pale Moon 28's official release, which should be in August.


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