Things Which Seem Really Cool But Are Actually Quite Bad, new entries:
2456. The <use> element (no access to styling of individual paths, so negates a major advantage of inline SVG)
2457. Shadow DOM (inheritance still happens, but mostly when you don't want it to)
@heydon Oh yes. Been there, done that. -_-
My article for 24a11y.com covers "Inline SVG Sprites"… may be I should write about that pitfall, too. 🤔
@heydon still good for UI icons with little manipulation though right?
@DavidDarnes I'm not sure. So long as you can get them to support currentColor, yes. And I do believe that's possible.
@heydon Interesting, I didn't know that about individual SVG paths. I guess as long as you're styling the whole thing, though, <use> is fine? I use that in Pinafore for the icon system, and I'm able to change the color, animate the icons, etc.
@nolan Yeah, you can affect the SVG itself, just nothing inside its Shadow DOM.
@nolan Follow up on this: you have limited control by explicitly using the `inherit` keyword on child paths/shapes.
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