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Re: SVG 1.1 2nd Edition Test Suite using svgweb (locally)

From: Anthony Grasso <anthony.grasso@cisra.canon.com.au>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 13:53:19 +1000
Message-ID: <4C6A07AF.7010705@cisra.canon.com.au>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
CC: Patrick Dengler <patd@microsoft.com>, "public-svg-wg@w3.org" <public-svg-wg@w3.org>
Hi SVG WG,

Doug Schepers wrote:
> Hi, Folks-
> 
> Patrick Dengler wrote (on 8/16/10 8:50 PM):
>>
>> http://dev.w3.org/SVG/profiles/1.1F2/test/harness/htmlSVGWeb_local/index.html 
>>
>>
>> Why is it that the SVG Test Suite has the following:
>>
>> <!--[if IE]>
>>
>> <object src="../../svg/animate-dom-01-f.svg" width="480" height="360"
>> classid="image/svg+xml"><p style="font-size:300%;color:red">FAIL</p>
>>
>> <![endif]-->
>>
>> <!--[if !IE]>-->
>>
>> <object data="../../svg/animate-dom-01-f.svg" width="480" height="360"
>> type="image/svg+xml"><p style="font-size:300%;color:red">FAIL</p>
>>
>> <!--<![endif]-->
> 
> That's the special branch for SVGWeb, which needs special consideration. 
>  For most purposes, everyone should be looking at one of the non-SVGWeb 
> forks [1].
> 
> 
>> We don’t believe that classid="image/svg+xml" is valid syntax, nor do we
>> think this is being vendor agnostic.
> 
> I'm not so sure that it's invalid syntax [2], though it is certainly a 
> hack.  To be fair, this is targeted at versions of IE that don't have 
> SVG support, so I don't think it's unreasonable.
> 
> However, since SVGWeb also works with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari (in 
> order to provide a consistent experience cross-browser), I see no reason 
> we should specifically single out IE.  Maybe whoever put the harness 
> together could speak to that?
> 

I was following the documentation that was initially release with SVGWeb when I 
put the harness together. If the HTML is incorrect, I'm happy to correct it.

But as you say Doug, the idea was to have a way to run the test harness in older 
versions of I.E.

Cheers,

Anthony

> 
> [1] http://dev.w3.org/SVG/profiles/1.1F2/test/harness/
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/objects.html#adef-classid
> 
> Regards-
> -Doug Schepers
> W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
> 
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