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Re: [SVGMobile12] uDOM attribute normalization and getAttribute

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 22:06:02 +0100
Message-Id: <7FE44180-E4A2-4BD8-8FAA-CA71095FE3CD@expway.fr>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>

Hi Björn,

On Jan 19, 2006, at 18:50, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> The intent is that DOM implementations are not
> required to expose to preserve lexical differences between equivalent
> values. When two values are equivalent is defined by specifications  
> like
> SVG Tiny 1.2.
> (...)
> So, as you point out in your original message, SVG Tiny 1.2 is  
> indeed in
> conflict with DOM Level 3 Core and I would recommend to register  
> formal
> objection to the Working Group's response. It's technically incorrect.

You make an interesting argument. However it lacks references for its  
axioms. Pointers and their accompanied commentary would definitely  
help assess whether:

  a) the DOM spec is buggy compared to what was convened with other  
WGs, notably but not solely the SVG WG
  b) the DOM spec might not be what those WGs wanted, but cannot be  
fixed and therefore the fix lies on those WGs' side
  c) adding a mention to the uDOM indicating that the DOM parsing is  
expected to operate as if 'datatype-normalization" were set to true  
would address your concerns (this was considered at some point but  
few people saw value in it)
  d) the strawman reconciliation concerning the traits that I sent a  
few days back is workable for you (and perhaps others, as Anne has  
  e) you're simply wrong (hey, I'm listing *all* options ;)

And potentially other aspects of use that I have not thought of  
noting here.

Thanking you in advance for your valuable contribution,

Robin Berjon
    Senior Research Scientist
    Expway, http://expway.com/
Received on Thursday, 19 January 2006 21:06:15 UTC

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