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Re: SVG12: attributeType="XML" should be recommended

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 11:44:53 +0100
Message-ID: <1827446081.20060320114453@w3.org>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

On Sunday, March 19, 2006, 12:15:08 AM, Bjoern wrote:

BH> I therefore think specification of attributeType="XML" should be 
BH> described as recommended by the specification, and the importance of
BH> doing so be highlighted. Please change the draft to this effect.

That is a fair point, and a small amount of authoring advice to add
attributeType="xml" to avoid inadvertant clashes with future CSS
properties seems like a good idea.

This might be added in the spec itself, perhaps before CR if we get
time, or added in an authoring guidelines document.

BH> I note that a better way to address this problem might be to define
BH> the value 'auto' in terms of which type is more relevant to the given
BH> target,

I think that would just generate follow-on comments to define "relevant"
and "directly observable behaviour" in great detail.


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