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Re: SVGT 1.2: <image> does not support SVG

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 20:02:45 +0100
Message-ID: <10710195603.20060317200245@w3.org>
To: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Cc: Ola Andersson <Ola.Andersson@ikivo.com>, www-svg@w3.org

On Friday, March 17, 2006, 6:18:43 PM, Anne wrote:

AvK> Quoting Ola Andersson <Ola.Andersson@ikivo.com>:
>> It would probably not be hard to support svg as an image type but we
>> prefer to use <image> only for still raster images and use <animation>
>> for animated vector graphics sine this is in line with SMIL and makes a
>> nice and clean separation between the two media types.

AvK> I'd like to know if this would also apply to <html:img>, 'background-image',
AvK> 'list-style-image', 'content', etc. besides <svg:image>.

Thats an extrapolation on the word 'image'. Instead, look at the actual elements.

AvK>  Makes no sense whatsoever. 

In fact it does; take a look at what the animation element does (in smil and in svg) and compare that to what the image element does (in svg tiny). Its unfortunate that SVG 1.1Full allowed SVG on the image element, but thats something we have since corrected.
AvK> I agree that for these type of "images" certain features of SVG
AvK> would have to be limited or even disabled but just forbidding SVG seems
AvK> weird/wrong.

'certain features'?

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
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