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RE: SVG WG announces Last Call of SVG 1.2

From: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 05:18:10 -0500
To: <www-svg@w3.org>
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Hi, Jonathan-

I don't think it's realistic for average users (much less people with
various accessibility issues) to create sXBL without a pretty advanced
authoring tool. I think that developers will have to create the components,
which could be utilized by users. Do you agree with this?

Rather, may I suggest that there be included in the Spec explicit language
and mechanisms intended to facilitate this reuse? Something like:
"An authors of a document may indicate which sXBL components are the
defaults to be used with that document; these defaults may be overridden by
applicable user-indicated sXBL components that address that user's needs.
User-defined sXBL components may only be used for documents or document
fragments with the appropriate namespace."

It would be nice if a UA could discover compatible components; failing that,
UAs should be able to access and apply components both locally to the user's
computer and from libraries of components available on the Web.


Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
| Chris,
| re: http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG12/binding.html#sXBL-introduction
| could the second sentence be changed to read "sXBL allows 
| developers and users to create re-usable...."
| sXBL offers potential accessibility enhancements similar and 
| hopefully improved on CSS*, it would be empowering if users 
| were included in this concept.
| regards
| Jonathan Chetwynd
| http://www.peepo.co.uk     "It's easy to use"
| irc://freenode/accessibility
| http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2004Nov/0229.html
| *Doug Schepers wrote:
| You brought up an interesting point on svg-dev. Should SVG1.2 
| allow users to provide their own sXBL components, much as 
| alternate CSS stylesheets can be used for HTML pages? It's up 
| to the UA implementors to do this, but I thin it's worth 
| mentioning in the Spec. A user could provide their own sXBL 
| templates for known XML ontologies and models (like XForms or 
| MathML or whatever), which would help them render it in a 
| manner more suitable for their own needs. The authoring 
| community could work to provide alternate accessible sXBL; 
| perhaps the Spec could talk abou how even the primary author 
| can provide several different components, each applicable to 
| a different need. This is a good feature from CSS that 
| shouldn't be discarded.
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