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Re: Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Tiny 1.2 Specification should link to CSS2.1 CR

From: Innovimax SARL <innovimax@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2008 19:54:26 +0100
Message-ID: <546c6c1c0811031054h7c5468ffwc327e0b3692127d8@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Doug Schepers" <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
Hi Doug,

Thanks for this quick reply

I'm fine with the reply on the fact that there is no hard dependency on CSS
2 only features

But it would be better if there is a warning in two ways :
1) that CSS 2 is not maintained any more
2) that CSS 2.1 will replace CSS 2 as soon as it becomes a REC

Regards,

Mohamed



On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 5:38 PM, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi, Mohamed-
>
> Innovimax SARL wrote (on 11/3/08 3:07 AM):
> >
> > My concern is more or less that "to be released" CSS 2.1
> > implementations, would have trouble to keep in sync with SVG Tiny 1.2
> > implementations since SVG is relying on CSS 2 (which has substantial
> > difference with 2.1).
> >
> > Probably a good thing is to identify dependency on "CSS 2 only" behavior
> > and to provide a evolution plan to CSS 2.1 and CSS 3 features for future
> > release of SVG specs
>
> Having reviewed the SVG and CSS specs, the SVG WG doesn't believe there
> are any significant differences in the parts of CSS 2 and CSS 2.1 that
> we depend upon, so a normative reference to CSS 2 should not constrain
> any CSS 2.1 implementation.  So, it's not that we have a dependency on
> CSS 2 vs. CSS 2.1, but rather that we don't have a strict dependency on
> either one.  Since the Process Document does not allow normative
> dependencies on specs less advanced along the Rec track, we have no
> choice but to reference CSS 2 until CSS 2.1 is more mature.
>
> Going forward, the SVG WG does intend to align with CSS 2.1 and CSS 3
> instead, so we don't anticipate any conflicts there as well.
>
> I hope that this satisfies your comment.  Please let us know immediately
> in either case, as we intend to make our transition call tomorrow.
>
> Regards-
> -Doug
>



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