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SVG12: Constants

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 03:33:46 +0100
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <422daf12.388552421@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

Dear Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group,

  http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-SVG12-20041027/ introduces a number of
new constants for which I miss a clear naming scheme, in particular,
it is not clear why some constants have a SVG_ prefix and some don't.
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2005Feb/0027.html shows
that SVG 1.1 followed a similar weird pattern. Please change the draft
such that constants are named consistently.

For new features that had an associated constant in SVG 1.1, e.g., the
SVGTransform interface had SVG_TRANSFORM_SKEWY, etc. constants, this
seems to be discontinued in SVG 1.2, e.g., there is no SVG_TRANSFORM_REF
constant, so it is not clear what implementations are supposed to pick
for ref(svg), it could be SVG_TRANSFORM_UNKNOWN or any random number...
Please change the draft either such that the constants are kept in sync
with new features or such that it provides guidance on how to deal with
the lack of consistency.

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