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Re: attributeType=auto

From: Eric Seidel <eseidel@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 02:11:51 -0800
Message-Id: <E3E60CBD-42CE-4640-B632-1A36F0A749CA@apple.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>

Perfect.  I am satisfied. Thanks.

-eric

On Mar 6, 2006, at 2:05 AM, Chris Lilley wrote:

> Hello www-svg,
>
> Eric Seidel <eseidel@apple.com> wrote:
>
>> I noticed this evening, that given the current wording of the spec,
>> this could produce different behavior in different user agents
>> depending on what CSS properties the user agent supported.
>
> Yes. A case in point would be a compound document by inclusion (CDI)
> implementation, where width and height are CSS properties and also  
> they
> are SVG attributes. As you note, the case for auto would give  
> different
> behaviour for a CDI implementation compared to a strictly SVG one.  
> Both
> can be animated, in this case, by explicitly specifying either css or
> xml as values of attributeType.
>
>> The working group might consider disambiguating this section of the
>> spec by specifying if all CSS properties that the user agent supports
>> are to be considered in this calculation or only CSS properties
>> defined by the SVG spec.
>
> We agree and have disambiguated the text as follows:
>
>   The implementation must first search through its list of  
> supported CSS
>   properties for a matching property name (all properties supported by
>   the implementation, not just those defined by SVG), and if none is
>   found, search the default XML namespace for the element.
>
> Please let us know shortly if this does not satisfy your comment.
>
> -- 
>  Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
>  Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
>  W3C Graphics Activity Lead
>  Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
>
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