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Re: [SVGMobile12] Too many issues

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 11:32:26 -0700
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050520183226.GA21940@ridley.dbaron.org>
On Friday 2005-05-20 10:08 -0700, Jon Ferraiolo wrote:
> (a) somehow these sections managed to get through 
> multiple Last Call, Candidate Recommendation, Proposed Recommendation and 
> Recommendation milestones in the past, and

multiple last call phases in which major coordination comments from
other working groups, such as [1] and [2], were ignored

multiple candidate recommendation phases in which error handling and
similar conformance requirements were not considered a feature for the
purposes of Candidate Recommendation exit criteria and were not
adequately tested in the test suite

> (b) have managed to prove 
> sufficiently satisfactory for dozens of commercial implementation of the 
> SVG language, including viewers, server products and authoring tools, 
> targeting a wide range of platforms from set-top boxes to mobile phones to 
> desktop computers.

Are these implementations sufficiently interoperable for use on the Web?
(This means interoperability in error handling, not just features.)
From the testing I've done, I highly doubt it.  And given the lack of
significant SVG use on the Web, where large numbers of authors write
content for multiple implementations without necessarily being able to
test it on all of those implementations, it's impossible to tell.

-David

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/1999Apr/0028
    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/1999Apr/0030
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2001May/0033
    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2001Aug/0030


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L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
          Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, The Mozilla Foundation

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