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Re: Could SVG 1.1 use DOM's XML representation for interfaces?

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 19:35:24 +0100
Message-ID: <574139702.20020201193524@w3.org>
To: "Curt Arnold" <carnold@houston.rr.com>
CC: www-svg@w3.org, www-dom@w3.org
On Friday, February 01, 2002, 4:43:28 PM, Curt wrote:

CA> The interface definitions in the SVG 1.0 spec appear to be defined
CA> using an IDL syntax in the prose of the document. It would be
CA> helpful from both a DOM testing and code generation perspective
CA> (as well as a documentation consistency with other DOM related
CA> technologies), if the ultimate definitions for the SVG DOM in SVG
CA> 1.1 were expressed and available in the XML representation used in
CA> the DOM specs.

Yes, we plan to do that, we are already moving the document to the
specprod XML language used by DOM and other working groups.

CA> The only thing that looks like it might be an issue is the use of
CA> multiple inheritance in the interface definitions, it is possible
CA> that the current DOM stylesheets might not support that, but it
CA> should be relatively easy to change those to support a space
CA> separated list of base interface names.

Yes, it would seem so.

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Friday, 1 February 2002 13:36:34 UTC

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