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Re: [SVGMobile12] event aliasing

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 23:54:43 +0200
To: "Jon Ferraiolo" <jonf@adobe.com>
Cc: <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5c5332dosdorngduju6s6mqhif0q15v8r9@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Jon Ferraiolo wrote:
>I think you will agree that just because the SVG WG breaks compatibility
>with the past in one area as justification for breaking it in another.

I think that once you start making changes that affect conformance you
cannot reject proposals for changes that affect conformance simply be-
cause they affect conformance. I would even suggest to assume that the
reviewer considered this to some extend.

>Regarding the changes for gradients, I was not aware that there were
>incompatible changes and, if you are correct, then I would really like
>to know why such incompatible changes were made, *especially* if there
>is actual content that relies on the old behavior.

The default values are percentages which SVG Tiny 1.2 does not support
anywhere but height/width on the svg element and maybe rgb(). I've
pointed this problem out a year ago in

  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2005Mar/0051.html

Not supporting percentages is a very bad idea in cases like <stop
offset=... />, but well... Here specifically the percentages are
relative to the viewport, I've so far assumed that the changes were
made due to performance considerations in certain implementations.
I've asked in

  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2006Mar/0147.html

to explain these changes better.
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