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Re: SVGT 1.2: Appendix C3: SVG Error Processing

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 23:01:39 -0000
To: www-svg@w3.org
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"Eric Seidel" <eseidel@apple.com> wrote in message 
news:502CD2E3-57B5-4309-B641-450371EB38DB@apple.com...
> These type of "recovery behaviors" are the de facto standard for SVG
> implementations (at least on the desktop) and it seems incorrect to
> me that the SVG 1.2 specification should require otherwise.

I fully agree, however the SVG specification should not specify such error 
recovery, but should leave it purely to the implementation.  The working 
group is not in a position to know now what appropriate recovery is for all 
classes of errors, nor should implementation burden be forced on 
implementors for erroneous content, equally interopable error behaviour is 
not really error behaviour as the specification dictates exactly what should 
happen and it will leave such errors baked into all future specifications.

Just define what an error is, and leave the rest to the UA.  Vote for less 
work!

Jim. 
Received on Wednesday, 28 December 2005 23:06:42 GMT

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