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Re: SVG12: A.7.18 ownerDocument attribute

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 23:03:58 +0200
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: nandini <Nandini.Ramani@Sun.COM>, www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <0elfc21h609h5d3ncu5rj1uij442prgal4@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Chris Lilley wrote:
>>>As I said in my earlier email, we have made a request to SUN to register 
>>>the "java-archive" media type and internally there is progress within 
>>>SUN on this issue. I will continue to work within SUN on this.
>BH> Unless you are trying to say the SVG Working Group will not issue a Call
>BH> for Implementation of unregistered media types, that is irrelevant to my
>BH> concern.
>There were lots of negatives in that statement, but let me try to tease it out:
>Will the SVG WG issue a call for implementations (eg, a CR draft) for the media type used for jar files?
>No, it will not. Its not our spec. However, we have encouraged Sun to register it.

According to the latest draft "For compiled languages, the xlink:href
attribute must reference a script element that itself references a JAR
archive holding a manifest with an SVG-Handler-Class entry pointing to
an EventListenerInitializer2 implementation." The only type discussed
in the draft for this purpose is "application/java-archive"; there is
little doubt that the SVG Working Group expects implementations of the
Java language bindings to support this type; if that is not expected,
there is no reason to discuss and use the type in the draft. So yes,
a call for implementation of the draft is a call for implementation of
the unregistered type.
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