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[SVGMobile12] SVGT12-207: Incorrect assertion in section 7.1 regarding information provided to the UA

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 15:07:15 +0000 (UTC)
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0512281449040.7669@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

Section 7.1 Introduction [to Coordinate Systems, Transformations and 
Units] states that user agents are provided with three items of 
information (given in the bulleted list in that section). However, this
does not appear to be necessarily a true statement. In particular, there 
does not seem to be any requirement anywhere that leads to this statement 
being true.

The 7.1 Introduction section refers to 7.2 The initial viewport, possibly 
implying that that section defines where the information from these bullet 
points arises. However, section 7.2 is also free from any conformance 
requirements that would result in this, except for the one requirement 
that does indeed result in this when the SVG is in a CSS context.

Please correct chapter 7 sections 7.1 and 7.2 as follows. Either:

1. Remove the large amounts of non-normative, confusing, and potentially 
   incorrect prose, leaving merely the one normative requirement and 
   optionally a clear description of its consequences, or

2. Rephrase the sections such that they have precise conformance 
   requirements for the case where SVG is used in a CSS context (the one 
   current conformance requirement handles this correctly and can be kept) 
   and the case where CSS is not used (e.g. because SVG is being used in 
   a standalone context); then, remove all the confusing text that asserts 
   or describes the consequences of the (currently largely implied) model.

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