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Re: SVG12: 'display' trait

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 07:44:07 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200506100644.j5A6i7i04319@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-svg@w3.org

> The SVG WG coordinated with the DOM WG long ago about attribute value 
> normalization which might result in getAttributeNS() returning a different 
> string than was set via setAttributeNS(). It was decided that SVG 

To me normalisation would mean changes to thy syntactic sugar, or mathematical
manipulations that don't change the meaning of the formula in the specification
in which it is defined.  Display is defined by CSS, so normalisation of
Display ought to be reversible to a string that would have the same effect
in any CSS application.

d is defined by SVG, so SVG knows what transformations are safe in that
case.

If one wants to save space and be fast, one should probably store your
one bit of the SVG specific semantics and a Huffman code for the full
value.  One might treat the SVG function bit as part of the code, and
therefore only need two bits if people use your preferred values.
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