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Re: Trailing semicolon in animation @values attribute

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 20:54:44 -0500
Message-ID: <490FAB64.1080204@w3.org>
CC: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, "public-svg-wg@w3.org" <public-svg-wg@w3.org>, Niklas Hagelroth <niklas.hagelroth@ikivo.com>

Hi, Niklas-

How does Ikivo feel about this?  I would prefer to drop the "trailing
semicolon" syntax, since it may cause us problems in the future.  We
could keep a note in the spec that this is a known issue and that
authors and authoring tools should avoid it, though some viewers accept it.

Thanks-
-Doug

Lee Martineau wrote (on 11/3/08 8:14 AM):
> Hi Cameron,
> 
> Having trailing semicolons as non-conformant is acceptable.
> 
> --
> Lee
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Cameron McCormack [mailto:cam@mcc.id.au]
>> Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 6:37 PM
>> To: niklas.hagelroth@ikivo.com; Lee Martineau
>> Cc: schepers@w3.org; public-svg-wg@w3.org
>> Subject: Trailing semicolon in animation @values attribute
>>
>> Hi Niklas and Lee.
>>
>> In response to Olaf’s complaint[1] about allowing the trailing semicolon
>> in the @values attribute on animation elements, we were wondering if
>> this was necessary, or if we could revert that addition to leave such
>> content being non-conformant, especially given Ikivo has said they would
>> fix this in future versions of their authoring tool (IIRC).  Allowing
>> the trailing semicolon does, as Olaf mentions, conflict with SMIL &
>> other implementations and is inconsistent with other semicolon-separated
>> lists specified in animation attributes.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Cameron
>>
>> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2008Oct/0201.html
>>
>> --
>> Cameron McCormack ≝ http://mcc.id.au/
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