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Re: no-namespace href in SVG

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 16:15:52 -0400
Message-ID: <470E8478.1030804@w3.org>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>

Hi, Anne-

Anne van Kesteren wrote (on 10/11/2007 3:59 PM):
> 
> On Thu, 11 Oct 2007 18:09:01 +0200, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:
>> It would still be backwards-incompatible.  New content (that only used 
>> 'null:href') would not work in SVG1.1 UAs.  Right now, the most 
>> popular and functional plugin (ASV) for the most popular browser (IE) 
>> is no longer being updated, so the largest user base would not be able 
>> to use links in new SVG content.
> 
> This goes for all new features that are used without considering 
> compatibility. You might as well freeze development of the format.

Don't be silly.  You're not asking for a new feature, you're asking us 
to change (break) an existing feature that works interoperably in all 
UAs that support links (not including drawing apps, printers, and the like).

Regards-
-Doug Schepers
W3C Staff Contact, SVG, CDF, and WebAPI
Received on Thursday, 11 October 2007 20:16:03 GMT

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