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SVG 1.2 Comment: Extended Links

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 23:49:11 -0600
Message-ID: <41A57257.30509@mit.edu>
To: www-svg@w3.org


Is there a reason to introduce <xa> instead of simply using <a> with xlink:type 
set accordingly?  That would allow UAs that implement multi-target xlink to 
reuse their standard xlink implementation for this functionality.

The case when there is an xlink:title attribute and a <title> element is 
underspecified -- what is a UA to do?

What are the conditions under which a descendant <title> should be looked at by 
<loc>?  Clearly, if <switch> is the only thing between them.  Can there be any 
other cases?  If so, they should be documented.  If not, it should be specified 
  that the only titles to be looked at are those  that are direct children of 
the <loc> or direct children of a <switch> that is a child of the <loc>.

The section describing the behavior must mean that this is what happens when the 
link is activated, right?  It should say so.

The behavior for "2 or more" demands that the size be such that the longest 
string not be clipped. When the longest string does not fit on the user's 
display device (monitor, braille reader, whatever), this requirement cannot be 
fulfilled.  I think it would make more sense to require that the UA present the 
options to the user in the most reasonable way it can... The exact behavior is 
already not defined enough for pixel-level interoperability, so the additional 
wiggle room this adds, if any, should not be a big issue.

Received on Thursday, 25 November 2004 05:51:23 UTC

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