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RE: CSS WG comments on SVG 1.2

From: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 09:24:09 -0500
To: <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20041129142409.D532D1496AB@pillage.dreamhost.com>

I can't help but to agree. To be honest, I don't see why there's some
mysterious split between geometric and styling attributes.

Why can you not inherit geometric attributes? Like:

<g width='30' height='40'>
  <rect x='50' y='20' />
  <rect x='90' y='60' />

I'm sure there's a good reason, but I can't think of why. Sure, width
doesn't apply to 'circle' elements, but it could simply not apply there. The
cascading model is already in place, it seems simpler to implement something
like this than to limit inheritance only to styling attributes.


Robin Berjon wrote:
| Jim Ley wrote:
| > I agree, not having these as CSS properties would be an 
| excellent idea. 
| > Unfortunately there is then a consistency problem with some 
| properties 
| > as both properties and some as CSS, how would you suggest resolving 
| > this? As I do not think that is appropriate.
| Since 95% of SVG's properties are never used in CSS, a good 
| way of making the whole thing consistent would be to simply 
| deprecate the status of a number of properties and bring them 
| back to being just attributes.
| --
| Robin Berjon
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