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Re: More on SVG within HTML pages

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2009 09:16:28 -0500
Message-ID: <4AA6673C.9090207@burningbird.net>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: public-html@w3.org
Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Sep 8, 2009, at 16:14, Shelley Powers wrote:
>
>> Bits left out of the SVG file will also make themselves known, very 
>> quickly.
>
>
> There's existing content out there that contain inexplicably 
> copy-pasted partial SVG in text/html. Presumably this is pure cargo 
> cult and the authors don't even expect vector graphics to appear. 
> However, if browsers wreck the rest of those pages, the user 
> perception would be that the new browser doesn't work.
>
> (URLs in Hixie's posts to this list.)
>
And Henri, per [1]

Keeping the RDF/XML describing the CC license within an SVG document is 
reasonable for the medium. The SVG is, itself, XML. Doesn't matter how 
you want to think of it in HTML, it is XML.

And when people go to copy the SVG/XML back out of the HTML into a 
separate file for further re-distribution, not having the CC license in 
a format that can be copied with the SVG violates the strictures that 
the CC license must be maintained with the work.

Shelley

[1] http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20090908#l-958
Received on Tuesday, 8 September 2009 14:17:12 UTC

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