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Re: SVG 1.2 Comment: image/svg+xml;charset=""

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 13:19:57 +0000 (UTC)
To: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0411231318080.1291@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 23 Nov 2004, Robin Berjon wrote:
> > 
> > Because otherwise, as I wrote in the comment, content will be handled 
> > inconsistenctly based on whether the UA supports the MIME type 
> > directly or just via RFC3023 support. (As seen, for example, with the 
> > W3C validator.)
> 
> So, enforcing a broken behaviour upon SVG to be consistent with systems 
> that don't support SVG is a good idea? :)

Enforcing interoperability is a good idea. The issue of whether allowing 
encoding information to be included in the metadata channel instead of in 
the markup itself is a good idea or not is irrelevant; that ship sailed 
years ago, with the publication of RFC3023. What matters at this juncture 
is making sure that implementations of SVG and XML processors in general 
parse SVG documents in the same way.

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