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Re: SVG 4 Redux: for mortals

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2007 13:43:02 +0900
Message-ID: <46E379D6.8040206@w3.org>
To: SVG List <www-svg@w3.org>

Hi, Jonathan-

We agree with the design principle that simple things should be simple, 
and hard things should be possible, and we constantly balance this with 
implementability and other factors.

You'll be pleased to know that the SVG working group has been discussing 
ways in which to more directly involve the feedback from designers, 
developers, and authoring tool creators, in addition to viewer vendors. 
  We have always had authors on the group (including, for example, 
Antoine Quint and myself), and tool creators, but we would like more 
direct and wider input from that user base going forward.  At the same 
time, we need this group to stay productive (and even become more 
productive), so we have to figure out the best way to accomplish these 
goals.  We'll keep you posted on the progress, and I'd personally like 
to see something in place before the end of the year.

Regarding your presentation, congratulations on your speaking 
opportunity.  I don't agree with all the points you made (particularly 
when you misrepresented the W3C as a blocking factor for browsers to 
implement features; all browser vendors are encouraged to innovate 
outside the W3C, including extrapolating on things such as navigation in 
SVG), but you brought up some interesting food for thought.

-Doug Schepers
W3C Staff Contact, SVG, CDF, and WebAPI

~:'' ありがとうございました。 wrote (on 9/9/2007 12:32 AM):
> SVG 4 Redux: for mortals
> A request that SVG 4 specification be more closely natural and easily 
> understood.
> one that is minimal to help create simple to use SVG authoring tools.
> one in which the code copes naturally with human rather than expert 
> expectation.
> As many will know I would like W3C standards  and SVG in particular to 
> be designed by and for the masses*.
> cheers
> Jonathan Chetwynd
> Accessibility Consultant on Media Literacy and the Internet
> *from www-archive@w3.org
> W3C membership to be partly chosen by random lot
> Will W3C have the sense to follow where the UK's LibDem party leads?
> "Britain’s first written constitution should be drafted by a convention 
> whose membership has been partly chosen by random lot, the Liberal 
> Democrats propose today."
> http://politics.guardian.co.uk/libdems/story/0,,2163088,00.html
> no party political connection, just the LibDems are advocating a similar 
> stance
> talk to CETIS Accessibility SIG:
> Putting the User at the Heart of the W3C process:
> http://wiki.cetis.ac.uk/Putting_the_User_at_the_Heart_of_the_W3C_Process
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