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Re: [1.2T-LC] 16.2.9 values attribute 'extended syntax' (ACTION-2318, ISSUE-2084)

From: Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2008 15:57:24 +0200
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-Id: <200811041457.24297.Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>

Doug Schepers:
> Hi, Dr. Olaf-
>
> The SVG WG reopened this issue, and based on the weight of your
> argument, agreed that the short-term fix for the funky content was not
> worth the potential pain of future incompatibility.  Ikivo has verified
> that the next release of their Animator authoring tool will fix this
> bug, as well.
>
> Therefore, we have removed the paragraph about the trailing semicolon
> for the 'values' attribute, as you've requested:
>
>  http://dev.w3.org/SVG/profiles/1.2T/publish/animate.html#ValuesAttribute
>
> Please let us know if this resolves your comment in a more satisfactory
> way.  We appreciate your insight and diligence on this matter.
>
> Regards-
> -Doug
>

Sure, this is fine (and the change now a little bit surprising too ;o).
Another approach could have been to note, that if the animated
attribute or property does not allow empty values, that some
viewers may have an error handling ignoring an invalid trailing
semicolon (instead of having an animation without an effect,
indicating the problem to the author right from the begining). 
This does not have influence on propper notations.
But this is nothing an author can rely on either, therefore it looks 
fine to me in the current version.

Olaf
Received on Tuesday, 4 November 2008 14:05:16 GMT

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