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Re: SVG12: non-visual foreign markup

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 22:09:49 +0100
To: Jon Ferraiolo <jonf@adobe.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <pma3r15hobn4qfet1f383fj95hmbkhd1t6@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Jon Ferraiolo wrote:
>In terms of changing the draft, we do not believe any changes are necessary 
>relative to the topics in this email. (Although other comments from you are 
>indeed resulting in changes.)

The issue I raised is that it is unclear how to include non-visual
foreign markup in SVG documents, in particular as the foreignObject
element seems to assume visual rendering. I think the draft either
needs to clearly define how to do that or explain why it does not;
so if there isn't a dedicated section in the draft that I missed
and you failed to point out, this is not satisfactory to me.

>Regarding audio, I am sure you are well-aware that SVG-t 1.2 has an 'audio' 
>element. We strongly encourage content developers to specify audio via the 
>'audio' element, which has the various attributes needed to control audio 
>and synchronize it with the other time-based element and which will work 
>interoperably so long as UAs support the given codec such as MP3, instead 
>of specifying audio via 'foreignObject', which does not have the multimedia 
>attributes that are often needed.

The <audio> element cannot be used to refer to non-visual foreign
markup, it can only be used to refer to complete external non-SVG
resources that are audible.
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