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Re: [SVGMobile12] Too many issues

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jon.ferraiolo@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 13:43:35 -0700
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, www-svg@w3.org
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At 11:32 AM 5/20/2005, L. David Baron wrote:
>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

I do not remember the exact details of every coordination comment that was 
ever received, but I seriously doubt if any significant coordination 
comments were "ignored". These comments might have been accepted or 
rejected, but not ignored. There has always been disagreements about SVG, 
for example where various people objected philosophically to any 
specification which is focused on final-form, author-driven content. 
Whatever, all of this history happened within the W3C process, people 
express their opinions, decisions are made, specs get approved or rejected 
by the Director. Please, let's quit fighting battles from five-to-seven 
years ago.


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