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[SVGMobile12] SVGT12-207: Requirements on system interaction

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 19:51:10 +0000 (UTC)
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0512281947560.7669@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

The SVG Tiny 1.2 specification says:

# For systems which have system clipboards, the SVG user agent is required 
# to provide a user interface for initiating a copy of the currently 
# selected text to the system clipboard.

This is an inappropriate requirement because there may be numerous 
situations where allowing interaction with the system clipboard is 
undesirable (e.g. in a kiosk environment) or where the system's UI is such 
that this requirement would be incompatible with platform conventions 
(e.g. on X11 systems where the active selection represents the clipboard 
and where the actual "system clipboard" is a separate concept altogether).

Please remove this inappropriate requirement and allow implementors to 
chose how they interact with the system APIs and platform conventions.

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