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Re: SVG 1.2 Notes:

From: Kurt Cagle <kurt@kurtcagle.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 16:17:04 -0800
Message-ID: <004b01c40ed9$d75c9ec0$1045fc0a@redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
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> 16.1 "SVG 1.2 adds the xlink:href attribute to the title, desc and
metadata
> elements, allowing them to reference of external content. In each case the
> URI must point to data that can be included as content of the referencing
> element. "
>
> This seems like an unnecessary  restriction, why can't I provide an HTML
or
> content negotiated resource providing detailed descriptions.  Also
limiting
> us to a text or XML serialisation of Metadata seems unreasonable.  I can
> somewhat understand the motivation, but my main reason for wanting
> xlink:href on these elements is to reuse existing metadata and
descriptions,
> not simply to have it out of band.

It'd seem to me that this is one of those cases where a web services/CGI
interface would serve just as well as trying to enhance these particular
elements. I'm trying to think of cases where you'd want a non-XML metadata
layer, and overall there are few circumstances where it would make much
sense.

-- Kurt Cagle
Received on Saturday, 20 March 2004 19:22:48 GMT

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