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referencing properties from other specs in SVG 2

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 11:18:11 +1000
Message-ID: <4FB5A353.3050802@mcc.id.au>
To: SVG WG <public-svg-wg@w3.org>
Since we will have some substantial parts of SVG split out into other 
specs, like Filters, and various other CSS properties in other specs 
will be required, I'm wondering how we should handle definitions and 
links to these things.  Here are my current thoughts:

* We remove from SVG 2 definitions of any properties that are fully
   defined elsewhere.  For example, we don't need to re-define the
   'direction' property in SVG.  All we need to do is to mention that
   it applies to certain SVG elements.

* For the definition of what the set of presentation attributes is,
   and for the element summary boxes that mention them, we include
   properties in dependent specs that SVG 2 requires.  For example,
   the color-interpolation-filters property will be defined in the
   Filter Effects spec, and SVG 2 will have a normative dependency
   on Filter Effects, so color-interpolation-filters will be mentioned
   in element summary boxes and in the list of presentation attributes.
   If there comes to exist some specs that build upon SVG 2, which
   SVG 2 itself does not normatively depend on (and which therefore
   UAs can rightly implement or not), presentation attributes for
   these properties will not be mentioned in SVG 2.  SVG 2 will however
   have a spec hook that the other spec can reference to define
   a presentation attribute for itself, so that it will be allowed
   on stylable elements.
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