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Re: Extend SVG parser for 'transform'

From: Erik Dahlstrom <ed@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 10:47:32 +0100
To: public-fx@w3.org
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On Tue, 14 Feb 2012 00:28:36 +0100, Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>  
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Like described on "Merged Transforms"[1], the parsing behavior between  
> SVG and CSS differs a lot. To solve this issue, I suggest to extend the  
> SVG parser for the SVG 'transform' attribute to support the CSS parsing  
> rules as well. Therefore the syntax of existing SVG content will still  
> be valid. Currently and future specified transformation functions from  
> CSS Transform will work for the attribute as well. SVG users can still  
> use the old syntax for existing and new functions. Unit less values will  
> still be supported. I would like to add the following section to CSS  
> Transforms (http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-transforms/). The proposed text  
> is using the same wording style like CSS Values and Units[2]. Do you  
> accept the proposal?

I agree with the analysis, and think that it's a good idea to extend the  
svg transform attribute syntax so that it's as compatible as possible with  
the css syntax, while still maintaining backwards compatibility.

In other words, I support this proposal.

-- 
Erik Dahlstrom, Core Technology Developer, Opera Software
Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
Personal blog: http://my.opera.com/macdev_ed
Received on Thursday, 16 February 2012 09:48:04 GMT

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