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RE: Switch and Feature Strings

From: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 03:24:03 -0400
To: "'Anne van Kesteren'" <fora@annevankesteren.nl>, "'www-svg'" <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20050929072410.5174112DA0B@pilfer.dreamhost.com>

Hi, Anne-

| Quoting Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>:
| > I think that it is a very realistic view to allow 
| element-level switching.
| > As implementations (for instance, Firefox) grow, they are going to 
| > have many missing elements. For authors, it is good to allow for 
| > fallbacks as we have to deal with multiple UAs.
| Perhaps some other kind of fallback mechanism should be used? 
| (Thinking in lines of fallback as the html:object element 
| has...) However, it is probably too late to change things now.

Hmmmm.... Could you explain? I'm not sure I understand.

| > <g requiredFeatures='...Text' requiredFeatures='...Strokes' />
| This is non well-formed XML. You could have a space separated 
| list of URIs with the additional requirement that spaces 
| inside the URIs must be converted to %20 I guess.

Yeah, I was playing fast and loose with it. I had originally had them as
nested groups, but realized that as soon as the top-level group was
accepted, the switch would not go on to its siblings if an inner group
failed. Thanks for the correction.


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