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Re: High-Quality Dynamic SVG Viewer

From: Dean Jackson <dean@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 22:01:26 +1100
To: Tobias Reif <tobiasreif@pinkjuice.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org, www-qa@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030120110126.GG15954@grorg.org>

On Mon, 20 Jan 2003, Tobias Reif wrote:

> Dean Jackson wrote:
> >I suggest the following to resolve the issue: [...]
> >- Provide explicit wording on the relationship between well-formedness
> >  and streaming. At the moment, the spec says that you can only
> >  render a well-formed document, which means that you can't do
> >  progressive rendering (since any partially downloaded file is
> >  not well-formed). The answer is to create a temporary well-formed
> >  version of the partial download (close all open tags, etc) and
> >  then render.
> This does not sound good to me. Requiring the application to do 
> guesswork will introduce lots of unforeseeable behaviour, AFAICS.
> If client apps are allowed or even required to do guesswork (especially 
> at such a relevant level), I might as well have a random algorithm code 
> my SVGs :|
> Perhaps it would make sense to not require ~"closing all open tags, 
> etc", but instead specify a clear, simple, and most importantly much 
> less ambiguous algorithm. Something like:

Sorry, I wasn't clear.

I was just describing the general concept. Obviously the
spec would have to be much more precise, and produce
something that is always able to be replicated.

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