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Re: Styling conflict

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 22:46:44 +0100
Message-ID: <82959482.20041118224644@w3.org>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, www-svg@w3.org

On Thursday, November 18, 2004, 7:54:44 PM, Ian wrote:

IH> bz wrote:
>> Does the CSS 1.1 test suite not have a test for [the specificity of 
>> the style attribute]?

IH> It is tested in the CSS3 Selectors test suite (and has been for some
IH> years, Chris).

Yes, I happen to know that. On the other hand, the casual reader might
conclude from


that there is no such test suite.

IH> However, we currently do not have an SVG version of the
IH> CSS3 Selectors test suite, so testing of this feature in an SVG context
IH> has not been done by the CSSWG.

Right. Although SVG 1.1 and 1.2 use CSS2 selectors, not CSS3 ones.

IH> Note that the change in the specificity of style="" from 1,0,0 to 1,0,0,0
IH> was made after examining numerous implementations, including a large
IH> number of SVG UAs. The overwhelming majority of UAs at the time 
IH> implemented what CSS2.1 now says.

Sure, the issue isn't the change as such (although I consider removing
the ability to restyle content to be unfortunate) but rather how to
reference it.

Do you have the test results from the large number of SVG UAs available?
it would be helpful to tie that statement to specific UAs and specific
revisions, and to a specific test.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
Received on Thursday, 18 November 2004 21:46:44 UTC

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