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Re: More on SVG within HTML pages

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2009 08:14:44 -0500
Message-ID: <4AA658C4.2030201@burningbird.net>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, public-html@w3.org
Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Sep 7, 2009, at 20:39, Simon Pieters wrote:
>
>> 4) Make SVG <metadata> a RAWTEXT element.
>
> This would make SVG-in-text/html brittle under cargo cult copy-paste. 
> A missing </metadata> tag would wreck the rest of the page in upcoming 
> UAs while not showing a problem in legacy UAs.
>
As Sam ably demonstrated[1], the metadata section is only part of the 
issue related to namespaced elements in SVG, so this option would not be 
an effective solution anyway.

However, I hope that we don't get too caught up in issues of copy and 
paste in this discussion on SVG. If anything will be missed, it will be 
the closing SVG tag, though this is very unlikely as most people will be 
copying an entire file, or copying tool exported data from a clipboard.

Bits left out of the SVG file will also make themselves known, very 
quickly.

Shelley

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Sep/0340.html
Received on Tuesday, 8 September 2009 13:15:40 GMT

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