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Re: [SVGMobile12] SVGT12-207: Too many issues (again)

From: Jonathan Watt <jwatt@jwatt.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 20:04:30 +0000
Message-ID: <43D7D9CE.3020502@jwatt.org>
To: marc@beatware.com
CC: www-svg@w3.org

Dear Marc,

Marc Verstaen wrote:
> Dear WG,
> 
> Please bear with my ignorance, but my understanding was that the goal of the
> WG was to release specification which can be used to implement viewers. The
> idea is of course that these viewers, based on the specs, will behave in
> about the same view when given the same content.
> 
> I know today of at least two viewers which implement SVG-T 1.2.

No you don't. SVG-T 1.2 doesn't exist yet. I hope their implementers don't claim 
to have implemented SVG-T 1.2.

> When given
> the same content, they behave in the same way.

Two different viewers implemented by two different teams *will* have 
differences. Give us the viewers and we'll find the differences (and the bugs). 
Besides that I bet they don't have to integrate with the number of 
implementations of other W3C specs Mozilla has to, say. Hence they can get away 
with all this "redefine and extend" stuff because it doesn't cause them all 
sorts of headaches. In fact if they're only Tiny implementations then they won't 
have to care about the incompatibilities between Tiny and Full. For those of us 
that do, it's important to find these issues and fix them before we find we 
can't implement heaps of stuff.

> We have already implemented
> several demos, with the help of the two great teams behind these viewers.
> 
> My suspicion is that in an effort to release the "perfect specification",
> the Working Group will have to work another couple of years before everybody
> is satisfied in this process.
> 
> The working group did an awesome job with the SVG-T 1.2 specs, and we have
> proof to backup this assertion.

I'd say the issues raised show it isn't there yet.

> The first goal now is to release this spec
> officially and start using it!

Indeed. That's the goal of this whole process.

Jonathan
Received on Wednesday, 25 January 2006 20:06:35 GMT

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