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Re: Applying SVG properties to non-SVG content

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 14:38:19 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600807131938k35ce7312sc8fe14f8f67f0b11@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Robin Berjon" <robin@berjon.com>
Cc: "Bert Bos" <bert@w3.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 9:39 AM, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com> wrote:

> Processing of fragments (especially the parts IMHO of most relevance to
> Robert's spec) can be found by plodding around starting from FuncXMLRI:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGMobile12/types.html#DataTypeFuncXMLRI.

By the way there's a significant problem in this spec:

> *A:* Reference a fragment within the current SVG document fragment<http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGMobile12/intro.html#TermSVGDocumentFragment>(e.g. "#someelement").

What if the reference is coming from an external CSS stylesheet? URLs should
be interpreted relative to the stylesheet, so normally we'd expect
#someelement to be an element in the stylesheet, which is of course
nonsense, but anyway it conflicts with the SVG spec here. We could
special-case a lone fragment identifier to say it refers to that element of
the styled document, but that seems a little ugly. I don't care myself but
it will need to be addressed.

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healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
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