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Fallback of view.xml Files in Magento 2

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Based on some early theme conversion work in Magento 2 – it looks like the view.xml theme fallback is an all or other thing. If your new theme’s view.xml file is missing an image that’s defined in the parent theme file, Magento explodes when trying to find the parent image file.

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Originally Posted: 8th January 2016