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Re: SVG in text/html

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 13:07:46 -0400
Message-ID: <4804E0E2.4020906@w3.org>
To: public-html@w3.org

Hi, Henri-

Henri Sivonen wrote (on 4/15/08 9:11 AM):
> 
> On Apr 15, 2008, at 14:06, Andrew Emmons wrote:
>> We are happy to make rapid progress on allowing SVG in text/html while 
>> maximizing compatibility with the wide range of deployed SVG authoring 
>> tools and renderers.
> 
> To the extent deployed tools do not already ingest text/html, *any* 
> syntax buried inside a text/html wrapper is incompatible for ingestion 
> by existing tools. This has already been pointed out in the discussion 
> on public-html.

To clarify, I think you mean that in order to be consumed by existing 
tools, the source code of an SVG fragment would have to be copied out of 
the surrounding HTML, and placed into a standalone file, is that correct?

If this is what you mean, I don't see the ability to view source and 
copy-paste specific content as a strong limitation, since this is 
standard behavior across browsers, and is common practice even among 
novice authors.


> As for taking output from SVG tools and pasting inside text/html, that 
> part is indeed covered by the current draft.

The issue is not with one-way pasting alone, but with roundtripping.


Regards-
-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG, CDF, and WebAPI
Received on Tuesday, 15 April 2008 17:08:18 GMT

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