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Re: More on SVG within HTML pages

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 14:32:18 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0909081232i236ea9d0yfc8d2924b92dffef@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 2:24 PM, Shelley Powers<shelleyp@burningbird.net> wrote:
> I'm assuming we've already worked through the issues related to the
> possibility of mangled SVG in pages today, causing problems when accessed by
> a HTMl5 browser tomorrow. I don't think that the namespaced entities will
> add to this burden. In particular, those embedded by a tool like Inkscape
> are so infused within the SVG that it becomes extremely difficult to remove.
> In fact, trying to remove them manually will result in the errors that
> people are most worried about.
>
> So my response is yes, I understand the concern. But the concern isn't
> specific to the topic in this thread. Unless I'm misunderstanding the
> concern?

>From what I've gathered, part of the problem is that the 'easy'
solutions to dealing with this (parse SVG like XML, frex) will make
those sorts of copy and paste errors worse.  So any solution to the
problem has to be more subtle.

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 8 September 2009 19:33:21 UTC

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