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Re: [SVGMobile12] Sentence describing the effect of "height" on the initial viewport is unclear

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 19:36:39 +0100
Message-ID: <86308452.20060207193639@w3.org>
To: www-svg@w3.org
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>

Hello www-svg,

Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:

> http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-SVGMobile12-20051207/coords.html#InitialViewport says:
> 
>    Similarly, if CSS-compatible height properties or corresponding XSL
>    properties on the referencing element (or rootmost svg element for inline
>    SVG content), then these positioning properties establish the viewport's
>    height; otherwise, the height attribute on the 'svg'  element establishes
>    the viewport's height.
> 
> The clause introduced by the "if" has a subject ("... properties or ... 
> properties") but does not have a verb.  So it's not clear what these properties 
> need to be doing to establish the viewport's height.

Good catch. Looking at the corresponding section of SVG 1.1:

http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/coords.html#InitialViewport

>> Similarly, if there are positioning properties [ CSS2-POSN] specified
>> on the referencing element or on the outermost 'svg' that are
>> sufficient to establish the height of the viewport, then these
>> positioning properties establish the viewport's height; otherwise,
>> the height attribute on the outermost 'svg' element establishes the
>> viewport's height.

It looks as if the "that are sufficient to establish the height of the
viewport" has ben inadvertently dropped. Would restoring those words be
sufficient to address your comment?

-- 
 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
Received on Tuesday, 7 February 2006 18:36:38 UTC

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