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Re: SVG12: microsyntaces

From: Dean Jackson <dean@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 04:33:24 -0400
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050520083324.GM31287@homer.w3.org>

On Mon 18 Apr 2005, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

> 
> Dear Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group,
> 
>   http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-SVGMobile12-20050413/ has an incredible
> number of problems regarding the definition of various value types, many
> times the definition of non-terminals in the specification is entirely
> absent, incomplete, misleading or even incorrect. There problems are too
> numerous to list them individually which makes checking the schema for
> correctness and completeness, writing a validator or even implementing
> requirements for processing illegal values very difficult. Please change
> the draft as follows:
> 
>   * Each reference to a non-terminal is  a link to its normative
>     definition

Agreed.

> 
>   * Legal property values are defined using the syntax defined in CSS
>     2.1, http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/about#q7

Agreed.

> 
>   * The number of grammar formats is reduced to the necessary extend,
>     e.g. paths are defined using some BNF format while syntax of
>     animation element attributes is defined using some EBNF format,
>     these should use the same format

Agreed.

> 
>   * The normative definition for all such grammar formats is clearly
>     defined and normatively referenced

Agreed - we think EBNF works.
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