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Re: errata? weather.svgz#sunny

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 20:48:19 +1000
To: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20080501104819.GE29474@arc.mcc.id.au>

Hi Jonathan.

Jonathan Chetwynd:
> why so quiet?
>
> in html # can be used as part of a uri to point to an anchor in the  
> document, conforming UAs generally display the document from that point.
>
> it seems natural to me that for svg where # is part of use
>
> http://www.peepo.org.uk/icon-ark/edemocracy.svgz#braille
>
> might only display the single symbol #braille.
>
> is something similar planned fro SVG1.2?

Indeed it is planned, and even specified.  Have a look at
http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGMobile12/linking.html#SVGFragmentIdentifiers.

> could this be an errata for 1.1? can't see why not as the syntax has no 
> current use and what else might be preferred?

Actually the syntax has a slightly different (and incompatible) meaning
in SVG 1.1:

  If the SVG fragment identifier addresses any element other than a
  'view' element, then the document defined by the closest ancestor
  'svg' element is displayed in the viewport using the view
  specification attributes on that 'svg' element.
   — http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/linking.html#SVGFragmentIdentifiers

-- 
Cameron McCormack ≝ http://mcc.id.au/
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