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Re: [css-style-attr] SVG WG comments on CSS Styling Attributes Level 1

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 23:43:27 +0200
Message-ID: <1555465700.20100824234327@w3.org>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: www-style@w3.org, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
On Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 2:45:14 PM, fantasai wrote:

f> Chris Lilley wrote:

>> We would prefer that the clarification, which is a minor wording change
>> which improves the clarity, still be added.

f> I've added "(excluding the delimiting braces)" to the paragraph here:
f>    http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-style-attr/#syntax

f> Let me know if this addresses your comment.

Thank you, that addresses the comment.

>> Scientific notation is NOT allowed.

>> I have been asked by the SVG WG to ask the CSS WG, once again, to allow
>> scientific notation for those properties which allow it. In SVG, currently
>> those properties allow scientific notation in presentation attributes but
>> dissallow it in style sheets (style attributes, style elements, external
>> style sheets). This disparity causes user confusion.

f> This issue is out of scope for the Styling Attributes specification.

Yes, I understand that it is an issue of the Core CSS Grammar, not specific to this particular spec. Nevertheless, it came up in SVG WG discussion and I was asked to (once again) ask for this, so I did.

f> (Also, the CSSWG has already resolved not to make this change.)

Probably best to use a separate thread for that issue, then.

 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
 Member, CSS, WebFonts, SVG Working Groups
Received on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 08:25:46 UTC

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