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

From: Dean Jackson <dean@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 12:39:59 +1100
Message-Id: <6ED8925B-32B9-11D9-A2F5-000393B3CA5E@w3.org>
Cc: <www-svg@w3.org>, "Doug Schepers" <doug@schepers.cc>
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>


On 10 Nov 2004, at 06:56, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:

>
> Doug,
>
> thanks for that, but it isn't clear why this is considered a "painting 
> enhancement"
> this didn't jump out as obvious, as I searched before asking.
> do you have a rational explanation?

If Doug can come up with one then I'll be glad to hear it.

It's probably in the wrong chapter, although I guess
I thought (at the time.. many months ago) that it was vaguely
better suited there than anywhere else. It does enhance your
ability to paint different things for example.

But really you shouldn't worry about that. When we
produce a full SVG specification, it will be where switch
normally goes.

> 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."

That's right. Switch over switch over switch over title is
fine.

Dean


> http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG12/painting.html#switch-anywhere
>
> Regards-
> Doug
>
> Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
> |
> | Chris,
> |
> | 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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