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Re: SVG12: discard not mandatory?

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 15:50:30 +0100
Message-ID: <1942143343.20051031155030@w3.org>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

On Sunday, April 17, 2005, 11:59:01 PM, Bjoern wrote:

BH> Dear Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group,

BH>   In http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-SVGMobile12-20050413/struct.html the
BH> draft is unclear about whether discard element processing is mandatory,
BH> the draft states "may be discarded" and "the user agent discards the
BH> element" which seems highly inconsistent. Please change the document to
BH> clearly require support for a well-defined processing model for the
BH> element.

The spec makes clear that discard processing is mandatory:

>> User agents must discard an element when it is the target of a
>> 'discard' element and the time specified by the value of the 'begin'
>> attribute of this 'discard' element is reached. When an element is
>> discarded, all its descendants must be discarded as well.

Please let us know within two weeks if this does not resolve your

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
Received on Monday, 31 October 2005 14:50:40 UTC

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