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Re: [css3-images] Features Overview

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 06 May 2011 17:07:34 -0400
Message-ID: <4DC46316.5050900@mit.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 5/6/11 4:52 PM, fantasai wrote:
>> Works for me in Gecko, WebKit, Presto, IE9.
>
> We would presume that because SVG requires an identifier for id attributes.
> Your example doesn't validate.

Which doesn't mean that no one is using it.

>> Basically, I think the media fragments draft is not
>> backwards-compatible with current behavior and thus I think that using it
>> should require explicit opt-in.
>
> Your argument assumes that there are enough authors who *hand-write* their
> SVG identifiers *such that* they are invalid in a way that matches #xywh
> syntax, that this is a problem.

Or machine-generate such that they are invalid.  Since it works in all 
browsers, would they even notice?

Also note that "enough" doesn't have to be many to cause compat issues. 
  Just one is enough.

So the only question is how much hoop-jumping is worth it to avoid the 
compat issues.  You're making the argument that 0 is the right amount, yes?

-Boris
Received on Friday, 6 May 2011 21:08:04 GMT

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