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Re: SVG12: discard begin

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2006 01:36:02 +0100
To: Craig Northway <craign@cisra.canon.com.au>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org, WG SVG <w3c-svg-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <supor1pd8biuis01t75jfd03r3nsh3bk4v@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Craig Northway wrote:
>In response to your comment we have added the value "indefinite" to the 
>list of allowed values for the begin attribute. This will allow the 
>scripting case you describe in your comment.


>The group thinks that the default behaviour provided by the '0' value is 
>more intuitive to the naive user. If a discard element is present in 
>content without a begin value specified and the default of 'indefinite' 
>is used, the discard element will never have an effect unless triggered 
>by scripting. The group would prefer the elements presence to be obvious 
>due to the immediate removal of the target element.

Why would an author include the target element at all if he wants it to
be removed immediately? This would also be the behavior if a Tiny user
agent attempts to process a "Full" document which might have a value
like begin="10:00" rather than begin="600s", does it make sense to
discard the element immediately if the author really wanted to discard
it after 10 minutes?
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