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Re: [SVGMobile12] more on data types

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 19:33:37 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0601131932520.9516@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 13 Jan 2006, Jim Ley wrote:
>
> "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
> > On Thu, 12 Jan 2006, Jim Ley wrote:
> > > 
> > > Certainly, however I fail to see the dis-advantage in having to have 
> > > attributeX in the new version if you want to extend the semantics
> > 
> > So you're saying you _do_ want well-defined error handling, but for 
> > only one case, namely unknown attributes? And you want that those 
> > "MUST be ignored"?
> 
> No, I want it left open to the user agent.  I don't see how the above is 
> confusing - the issue of extending the semantics in later versions is 
> orthogonal to handling invalid content.

You are asking for a spec where it is legal for the UA to do something 
with _every_ attribute. How then can you later introduce a new attribute?

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