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Re: [Params] 3.7.1 Relevant SVG Referencing Elements

From: Erik Dahlstrom <ed@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 17:35:08 +0200
To: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>, www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.uvp78nbngeuyw5@blorp.xn--dahlstrm-t4a.net>
On Thu, 18 Jun 2009 15:02:57 +0200, Dr. Olaf Hoffmann  
<Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de> wrote:

> Hello,
> it is noted in
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-SVGParam-20090616/#relevant-svg-ref-elements
> "The following SVG elements may reference SVG replacement content, and  
> must
> pass on parameters from child ‘param’
> elements: ‘animate’, ‘foreignObject’, ‘image’, and ‘use’."

If 'foreignObject' is to pass on 'param' elements, then what if it looks  
like this:
     <param .../>

The params spec should say what happens in such cases. I'd only expect the  
params to be forwarded if the 'foreignObject' had an @xlink:href.

> What about mpath? (maybe not)

mpath doesn't embed content, not sure what the gain would be there.

> feImage?

Probably, since it's like <use> and <image> combined.

> filter? (maybe not because it
> seems to be outdated to reference another filter anyway)

Yeah, filter and linearGradient/radialGradient sort of have the same thing  
going with xlink:href. Similar to mpath in that they don't embed the  


Erik Dahlstrom, Core Technology Developer, Opera Software
Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
Personal blog: http://my.opera.com/macdev_ed
Received on Thursday, 18 June 2009 15:35:53 UTC

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