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RE: [SVGMobile12] SVGT12-207: 7.12 Object bounding box units

From: Doug Schepers <doug.schepers@vectoreal.com>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 16:35:04 +0200
To: "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20060510143506.B68FE601EB@filch.dreamhost.com>

Hi, Ian-

Ian Hickson wrote:
| I am finding it very difficult to review section 7.12 Object 
| bounding box 
| units. It has many grammatical errors, it has no conformance criteria 
| (except a recommendation for authors), it makes non-normative 
| assertions 
| about UA behaviour that seem to have no basis in UA 
| requirements, it makes 
| references to other sections but then redundantly describes 
| what those 
| sections presumably say, resulting in conflicting 
| definitions, it gives 
| descriptions of possible UA behaviour and then explicitly 
| says that these 
| descriptions are incomplete, and it gives error handling 
| rules that seem 
| to conflict with the general error handling rules.
| Please rewrite this section so that it is in a reviewable 
| state, and then provide it for public review again.

Thanks for your comment. We regret that we had no normative definition of
"bounding box" before. I have corrected this by creating a normative
definition which conflates information from throughout the spec and adds
conformance criteria, and replaced inline explanations with links to the
definition. Unfortunately, the changes are too extensive and distributed to
include in this email, but they will be reflected in the next public draft
of the specification.

If this does not satisfy your concern, please respond within 2 weeks with
further clarification.

Doug, on behalf of the SVG WG
Received on Wednesday, 10 May 2006 14:35:30 UTC

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