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Re: Switch and Feature Strings

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 11:57:44 +0200
Message-ID: <433BBA98.8020307@expway.fr>
To: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Cc: 'www-svg' <www-svg@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> 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.

The switch approach is very similar to the html:object approach. The two 
main differences are that it doesn't fallback based on simply the 
availability of support for an external format but rather on a rich set 
of user-definable criteria (support for a format, but also for a given 
SVG feature, for a non-SVG extension, the availability of a given font, 
etc.), and that it doesn't fallback to its children but to its following 
sibling which has the great advantage that you can have a fallback 
behaviour for structured content. Apart from that, the idea is pretty 
much the same.

Robin Berjon
   Senior Research Scientist
   Expway, http://expway.com/
Received on Thursday, 29 September 2005 09:57:43 UTC

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