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RE: [SVGMobile12] SVGT12-183: Rules for handling "unsupported" values don't work when properties are syntactically correct and specified using W3C mechanisms other than SVG attributes

From: Scott Hayman <shayman@rim.com>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 06:33:11 -0400
Message-ID: <1CA55DCF91707745A9B5091A303367E9041D61A3@XCH43YKF.rim.net>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, <www-svg@w3.org>

Hi Ian, 

> From: Ian Hickson
> Sent: December 8, 2005 6:38 PM

> SVG 1.2 defines the 'fill' and 'stroke' properties as taking 
> the values defined as <paint>. One of the possible values is 
> <iri>. The definition says that if the IRI reference is not 
> valid, it must be considered as unsupported and processed as 
> if it hadn't been specified.
> However, properties are conceptually always specified. 

> Please correct the specification so that unsupported values 
> of <paint> have implementable handling, e.g. requiring that 
> unsupported values be treated as 'black'.

Unfortunately, we cannot correct the specification in this fashion as it
would contradict the CSS spec on unsupported values [1].

We have, however, made some changes to the spec to use similar wording
as the CSS spec - i.e., that unsupported values are ignored.

Please let us know, within 2 weeks, if this does not address your

Scott Hayman
On behalf of the SVG WG

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/syndata.html#q22

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