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Re: SVG Linking Test Case Questions

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 19:09:50 +0200
Message-ID: <797690908.20070330190950@w3.org>
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

On Friday, March 30, 2007, 8:07:28 AM, David wrote:

>> Right. HTML 4.0 spec is very poorly worded in this respect; despite
>> having a range of elements (frame, object, applet, iframe ...) it
>> only talks about one of them for target.

DW> I think that is because it is trying to document a feature that it
DW> wants to deprecate from the first W3C specification in which it
DW> appears.  Both frame and iframe are only possible if you use the
DW> transitional version of the DTDs.

That assumes that 'target' is solely for use with 'frame'. Which turns
out not to be the case.

DW> As such, they probably did not spend a lot of time getting it right,
DW> as they probably hoped they would not be used after about three years.

DW> (One argument I've heard as to why the features aren't described as
DW> deprecated is that you can only deprecate things that existed in 
DW> previous versions.)

No, you can document and deprecate in the one step.


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