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Re: SVG Linking Test Case Questions

From: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 16:18:19 -0500
Message-ID: <da131fde0703291418m2f13a440o4c8f6c309ffb7263@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>, public-cdf@w3.org, www-svg@w3.org, sjoerd@w3future.com, bzbarsky@mit.edu, roc@ocallahan.org

Woops, it seems this is really related to the whole target="_self"
question that caused so much anger in SVGT 1.2.  Only now am I
beginning to understand the picture, eight months after stuff hit the

Key Reading: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2006Aug/0053.html

Basically I agree with Sjoerd.  Now that we have a HTML WG again, it
seems like if the HTML spec was updated to specifically state that
HTML:object creates a "frame" for its content, then it would be clear
what web browsers should do for target="_self" (even in SVG 1.1) and
certain folks would be a little happier with the SVG 1.2 spec.  There
would be no incompatiblity for HTML UAs, i.e. _replace would always
mean _self and would match the de-facto behavior exhibited by IE and
Mozilla.  But of course, Opera would have to update its behavior to
match Mozilla's.  Not sure about Safari.

Jeff Schiller

P.S. I have asked to be included in the new W3C HTML effort, but am
waiting for acceptance via email.  If anyone feels this email will
help that group, please forward it to the mailing list.

On 3/29/07, Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/12/07, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> wrote:
> > On Wednesday, January 3, 2007, 7:52:53 PM, Jeff wrote:
> >
> > JS> 1)
> > JS> http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/Test/20061213/htmlObjectHarness/full-linking-a-01-b.html
> >
> > JS> I'm confused by the phrase "should replace the initial view of this
> > JS> test case in the viewer frame".  When clicking the arrow which of
> > JS> these alternatives is correct:
> >
> > JS> a) Entire browser window gets replaced by linkingCircle-f.svg (test
> > JS> case with explanatory text not present)
> >
> > JS> b) The contents of the HTML:object frame on the left gets replaced by
> > JS> linkingCirlce-f.svg (test case with explanatory text is visible).
> >
> > b) is correct. This is why the png reference image shows what it looks
> > like when b) happens.
> >
> > An issue with testing this sort of functionality is that the tests are
> > intended to be separate from the test harness. The tests can be run
> > standalone (eg, loading the svg files one by one into a viewer), or
> > using an svg harness, or using an html object harness, or an html
> > embed harness. other custom harnesses (eg a script based one, a
> > harness that shows an extra image for regression testing, whatever)
> > are possible.
> >
> >
> > This test could be made clearer, for the html object harness, at the
> > expense of making it specific to that harness. we tried to avoid that.
> > Can you suggest improved wording that would improve this case while
> > also allowing for harnesses where the svg  was tested standalone?
> >
> Chris,
> I can't really think of any wording that would clarify this - because
> I was thinking that part of this test can be used to ensure that the
> UAs can handle some sort of HTML + SVG integration consistently.  With
> the full HTML test case harness, this is an example of CDR.  I realize
> that this would really be in a CDF test suite and not a SVG test
> suite.
> Anyway, in the test at
> http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/Test/20061213/htmlObjectHarness/full-linking-a-01-b.html:
> 1) Firefox 2 and 3a both change the HTML:object "frame" to be that of
> linkingCircle-f.svg and leave the test harness HTML alone.
> 2) Opera 9.1 and Konqueror 3.5.5 both change the entire web page to be
> that of linkingCircle-f.svg, wiping out the test harness HTML page.
> Do all 4 user agents mentioned above pass this test case when it comes
> to SVG?  If I use it to test CDF, which one is at fault?
> For practical use of SVG with HTML on the web today, I'd like to be
> able to tell one browser A that they need to get in sync with browser
> B.  In this case, I believe the correct behavior is exhibited by
> Mozilla and that Opera/Konqueror are at fault (because there was no
> target="_top" on the link).  But actually I'm still not 100% confident
> in that because I'm not sure that the HTML object is really a "frame"
> in the parlance of HTML links...
> Thanks,
> Jeff
Received on Thursday, 29 March 2007 21:18:42 UTC

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