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Required support for SVG in widgets

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 18:54:54 +0100
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To: public-webapps@w3.org


I'm sorry if this was discussed earlier, but I have no recollection of  
it being brought up and I can't seem to dig up a reference to this  
issue from the archives of the public lists of this WG or its previous  
incarnations. Then again, I have a pretty poor memory and am not so  
good with computers.

Is there any specific reason not to require SVG support in widgets?  
The draft has everything defined in terms of how it would work, but  
has it optional both for icons and for the start page. Given the  
implementations that we're likely to see, I doubt that there would be  
any problem getting out of CR with SVG being required, even on mobile  
devices. Making it required has all the usual advantages of reassuring  
authors that they can indeed use it.

If there is no overarching concern with requiring SVG (or if there was  
when the spec was started, but it's now gone) I would kindly urge the  
working group to require SVG and add an index.svg default start file.

I know that this is late, and that Doug will hate me, but if at all  
possible I would like this to be considered an LC comment.


Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
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Received on Tuesday, 3 February 2009 18:09:17 UTC

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