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

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 14:28:48 -0600
Message-ID: <4193CB80.6050401@mit.edu>
To: Jon Ferraiolo <jon.ferraiolo@adobe.com>
CC: www-svg@w3.org

Jon Ferraiolo wrote:
> People are wasting their breadth talking about the potential conflict 
> between the 'filter' property name in SVG and Microsoft's proprietary 
> 'filter' property.

Of course.  "filter" was just an example pointing out that name 
conflicts _do_ arise, sent in response to a claim that concerns over 
name conflicts arising were spurious.  Let's not get hung up on "filter" 
and keep the focus on the general issue that was raised.

> Anyways, there is no conflict. MS's 'filter' property only applies to 
> elements within the "Microsoft HTML" language. SVG's 'filter' property 
> only applies to elements within W3C's SVG language.

Ian's employer (like other desktop browser vendors to one extent or 
another) is likely to want to support both languages, possibly within 
mixed-language environments.  In which case it becomes an issue.

-Boris
Received on Thursday, 11 November 2004 20:32:54 UTC

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