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SVGT 1.2: Section 1.4, svgz

From: Eric Seidel <eseidel@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 15:44:45 -0600
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Greetings,

It is my recommendation that section 1.4 when talking about svgz  
should make reference to Appendix D.4.3 which informs the implementor  
that svgz content MUST be sent with the correct Content-Encoding  
headers.

In fact, even stronger, I would recommend that either Appendix D.4.3  
or Section 1.4 specifically state that sending content w/o the proper  
headers is in error, and should be ignored by the user agent.

FireFox and Safari implementors have already had issues in this  
regard while implementing svgz support for SVG 1.1.

Furthermore, I will state for consideration, that the "svgz" file  
type, in the local-file case is rather odd.  As its existence  
requires conforming xml user agents to include gzip detection and  
decompression ability.  This same requirement is not made by HTML or  
any other xml standard (that I am aware of).  Other xml file formats  
I have seen have used .foo.gz instead of .fooz as SVG does.  Neither  
FireFox nor Safari currently support local svgz files, however we  
both eventually plan to do so as it is required by the 1.1 spec.

Thanks,
Eric
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