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Re: SVG12: height/width defaults

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 22:51:23 +0200
To: Craig Northway <craign@cisra.canon.com.au>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org, WG SVG <w3c-svg-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <4271a95f.76504546@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Craig Northway wrote:
>>  From http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-SVGMobile12-20050413/coords.html
>>section 7.13
>>  SVG must specify how to calculate some intrinsic sizing properties to
>>  enable inclusion within other languages. The intrinsic width and
>>  height of the viewport of SVG content is determined from the width and
>>  height attributes. If these are not present the default values of 100%
>>  should be used.
>>This suggests there may be valid reasons to behave differently. This
>>is not the case, in the SVG processing model the attributes are always
>>"present" as they are either specified or defaulted. Please change the
>>draft such that it does not mislead about this requirement.
>This was just an editorial mistake. The specification has been changed 
>to read:
>"If these are not specified the default values of 100% should be used."

This does not satisfy me, the SHOULD implies that there are probably
circumstances where different behavior is acceptable, I do not think
there are such circumstances and if there are, these need to be noted
in the definition of the attributes.
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