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Re: ****See almost all the correction of SVG PR from CR......importaint read *****

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jferraio@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 17:05:38 -0700
Message-Id: <4.3.2.7.2.20010814164619.084cea70@mailsj>
To: "Robert DiBlasi" <r_diblasi@hotmail.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org, w3t-svg@w3.org, chris@w3.org
Robert,
Thanks for going through this wonderful exercise.

When I went through your color-coded HTML files, fortunately I did not see 
anything which surprised me. (That's a relief.) Of the greenyellow text 
that I saw, I believe there are four main categories into which to put the 
changes from CR to PR:

1) General editorial, such as fixing typographical errors

2) Editorial specification cleanup in response to implementation and 
developer feedback. One of the reasons why the W3C added the CR phase was 
to ensure that specifications were indeed implementable. SVG 1.0 now has 
considerable implementation experience. During the CR phase, we found many 
descriptions which were either somewhat ambiguous or incomplete, and the PR 
contains less ambiguous and more complete descriptions of certain language 
features. Some of this cleanup was in response to comments posed on 
www-svg@w3.org, such as the description of the Units section of the 
Coordinates chapter.

3) A small number of minor language fixes in response to implementation 
feedback. The main area for the minor fixes were in the SVG DOM, where 
implementers pointed out inconsistencies between the SVG language and the 
SVG DOM. There were a small number of minor language changes after 
implementers pointed out problems, such as the addition of property 
'color-interpolation-filters' and the addition of attribute 
'kernelUnitLength' to the lighting effects.

4) Updating the SVG specification to maintain consistent wording with other 
W3C specs which were changing at the same time. For example, XLink, XSL, 
SMIL Animation and components of CSS3 all changed in minor ways in the past 
several months, so the SVG specification needed to be updated to 
incorporate consistency with those things which SVG uses from these other 
specifications. For example, you'll notice lots of changes in the SVG PR 
about anything having to do with XLink.

Jon Ferraiolo
SVG 1.0 Editor
jferraio@adobe.com

At 10:58 PM 8/14/01 +0000, Robert DiBlasi wrote:
>Hello SVGers,
>
>WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ALMOST ALL THE CHANGES
>IN THE SVG SPECIFICATION THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE
>BETWEEN "SVG CR" AND "SVG PR".  IT HAS TAKEN A
>GREAT DEAL OF TIME .....BUT I THINK THIS SHOULD
>SHOW THAT THE SPECIFICATION HAS CHANGED A
>GREAT DEAL!!!  I THINK MORE THAN EDITORIAL IN
>SOME AREAS ;-(
>
>PLEASE NOTE THAT 13,14,15,16 ARE NOT DONE
>I WANTED TO GET IT OUT TO EVERYONE BEFORE
>WE WENT RECOMMENDATION.....SORRY FOR THE
>LATE POST...
>
>
>things you need to know:
>1) I have used the color "greenyellow" (ugly) to point
>out any new text or explaination.
>
>2) I did not point out information that has been taken
>out of the specification....I should of used the 'strike'
>element to strikeout all the information that is not in
>the specification...more added than taken out :-|
>
>Hint: if you do not like the color......the tags are in this form:
><font color="greenyellow">       </font>
>
>uses a text editor and use the find /change operation...to
>change all "greenyellow" to something else.....be careful
>to not change the "greenyellow" in section:
>4.2 Recognized color keyword names
>
>I hope this will help developers understand what has changed
>and maybe help communication of what is old ...what is new :-)
>
>Have fun.....and ask questions if you do not understand something
>in the Specification of my work!
>
>
>File        : /svgc.zip
>  Uploaded by : r_diblasi@h...
>  Description : SVG PR CHANGES FROM SVG CR
>
>You can access this file at the URL
>
>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svg-developers/files/svgc.zip
>
>We all learn by sharing what we know
>Robert A. DiBlasi
>
>
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Received on Tuesday, 14 August 2001 20:06:43 GMT

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