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Re: SVG 1.2 Comment: Detailed last call comments (all chapters)

From: Nigel McFarlane <nrm@kingtide.com.au>
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2004 13:38:18 +1100
Message-ID: <4189961A.5050000@kingtide.com.au>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>, www-svg@w3.org

> In any case, using SVG for user interfaces seems like a misuse of SVG, 
> since SVG is a graphics language, not a user interface language.

Is it not inevitable that a wide range of new applications will
be created or enhanced to use 2D vector technology, with
little or no consideration for accessibility? That is
already so for various diagrammers and modelling tools,
and that trend is headed for the desktop.

Such a state of affairs should not be mandated by anyone,
but saying "Stop!" will not stop anything.

The wider question of SVG's utility in future user interfaces
should not be closed just because accessibility is a difficult
hurdle or a previously dis-connected problem space. The cat is
out of the bag for vector 2D, and the SVG WG's response is the

- Nigel.

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