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RE: switch was: SVG WG announces Last Call of SVG 1.2

From: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 12:48:42 -0500
To: "'Jonathan Chetwynd'" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20041109174842.D8E9B8625C@plunder.dreamhost.com>



The 1.2 draft pretty clearly says:

"11.12 Increased switch availability
SVG 1.2 allows the switch element as a child of any element."

http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG12/painting.html#switch-anywhere

Regards-
Doug

Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
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| Chris,
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| Would it be possible to extend the use of switch to title and desc?
| this would have some significant internationalisation 
| benefits in respect of Accessibility.
| 
| the 1.1 spec allows for switch in the case of text: 
| http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/i18n.html#I18nTextSubstitution
| (an alternative formate might be as used in metadata: <title 
| xml:lang="es"> or similar, though this may not avoid the use 
| of a switch method.)
| 
| a workaround demonstration is available here: 
| http://www.peepo.co.uk/launch/index.svg
| for various reasons this currently only works in asv afaik.
| eg title text is displayed in a tooltip, or label using the 
| OS language if available, it currently defaults to English.
| 
| my apologies if:
| this has already been dealt with elsewhere, I have not found 
| a reference to any changes in the draft.
| or if this is too fundamental a change to be adopted for the 
| 1.2 draft.
| 
| regards
| 
| Jonathan Chetwynd
| http://www.peepo.co.uk     "It's easy to use"
| irc://freenode/accessibility
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