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Re: SVG Mania and the Sematic Web

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 11:25:02 -0000
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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"David Woolley" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
> > There is a side issue of dynamic SVG replacing dynamic HTML,
especially for
> > pull down menus.  Does this have the same accessibility issues, or
does it
> > overcome some or many of them.
> My view is that SVG is competing with Flash,

Unfortunately many users seem to think this, I don't I see them in very
different areas of the marketplace (although the area of "publishing on
the web" encompasses them both just like HTML/PDF)

> Originally, it offered a more semantic way of doing static drawings
> bit maps, but now all the concentration is on animation.

I disagree with this, there's still lot of static drawings being done -
this is the only sort of SVG that could remotely be called accessible
today too IMO.

> With likely
> authoring tools, authors will be able to easily place components of the
> page individually, and are unlikely to place them in a sensible
> reading order, because they will probably never see the linearised

Also because you can't really get a sensible linearised reading order,
because the only way to control this also controls the z-index of the
element, and the navigation index, so it's near impossible without lots
of fiddling.

> This is not a new view, although it has been reinforced by the
> of the discussions on www-svg following the release of the the version
> draft.

1.1 draft? 1.1 is a Proposed Rec.  1.2 draft is available.

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