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RE: Proposal for unitless lengths (Was: Is the px unit equivalent to user units?)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 20:29:14 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jon Ferraiolo <jonf@adobe.com>
Cc: Jonathan Watt <jonathan.watt@strath.ac.uk>, www-svg@w3.org, Dean Jackson <dino@w3.org>, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0601042024290.2856@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 4 Jan 2006, Jon Ferraiolo wrote:
> I assume that Tiny would only support <number> since it does not support 
> stylesheets.

I think it's wrong to say that Tiny doesn't "support" style sheets -- it's 
just that like HTML, it is orthogonal to style sheets. There's no 
particular reason why a UA couldn't support SVG Tiny and CSS at the same 
time, just like it can support HTML and CSS at the same time. That's the 
advantage of orthogonal specs.

Indeed it is the reason why people have been asking for the SVG spec to 
not do wholesale import(-and-modify) of XML Events and xml:id and other 
specs -- just let each spec stand on its own and UAs can decide which 
specs to implement and which to not. This then leaves the CDF group, e.g., 
with the responsibility of creating canonical profiles that authors can 
use to work out which sets of specs are likely to be implemented together.

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