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Re: SVGT 1.2: Section 1.4, svgz

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2006 15:36:47 -0600
Message-ID: <43BD916F.6010802@mit.edu>
To: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
CC: www-svg@w3.org

Jim Ley wrote:
> Authors will know in error documents will not necessarily be interopable. 

Actually, no.  They won't.  Authors in the main tend to not care whether their 
document is in error, just whether it renders right in the one UA they're 
looking at it in.  There are exceptions to this of course, but they're a minority.

> It is not the job of a specification to define everything that should happen 
> with erroneous content.  If it's not conformant, it's not SVG

A lot of the stuff out there claiming to be SVG is "not SVG", as far as that 
goes.  That doesn't stop people from authoring more and more of it, and doesn't 
force them to make it actually be SVG.

The ostrich approach to error handling is easy to describe, but hard to actually 
use in the real world...

-Boris
Received on Thursday, 5 January 2006 21:37:01 GMT

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