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[Bug 6947] Inline SVG fragments test suite please

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Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 11:22:18 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=6947


Helder Magalh„es <helder.magalhaes@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Helder Magalh„es <helder.magalhaes@gmail.com>  2009-05-24 11:22:17 ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> I'm new at SVG, so it's quite possible I'm missing something, but...

Well, you may double check that by crawling through the ("www-svg" and
"public-html") mailing lists and/or creating a new thread... ;-)


> It seems the test suite, as presented at
> http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/Test/20061213/, only contains tests where the
> SVG is (i) a stand-alone SVG Web page or (ii) embedded by reference into a Web
> page. The Concepts chapter of the SVG 1.1 spec also lists (iii) embedding
> inline as a way of including SVG content, so it seems reasonable that this
> approach should be tested as well. Especially if browsers might process it
> differently.

I share your opinion, but please note that SVG in HTML is still being
discussed. A proposal [1] already exists, and there has been warm discussion
[2] on HTML integration (more recently integration into HTML5). Naturally,
somewhere in time, I hope a test suite will be derived... :-)


> As far as I can tell, Safari (3.2.1) uses a plugin for rendering SVG embedded
> by reference, but renders inline SVG itself. Firefox (2.0.0) seems to not
> render text in inline SVG although it renders text in referenced SVG, which
> also suggests the two ways are handled differently.

This should only happen if you have an SVG viewer installed which registers
itself for the SVG MIME type. As far as I know, when default settings are used,
both implementations (as well as Opera and more) natively render SVG.


Finally, I'm not sure if "Concepts" component is the most appropriate
("Compositing" and or "Extensibility" maybe?). Currently there's no specific
"Integration" (with/into other technologies) component, so I take this
opportunity to propose its creation (given that demand on this is raising as
implementations  get better).


Hope this helps,
 Helder


[1] http://dev.w3.org/SVG/proposals/svg-html/svg-html-proposal.html
[2] http://www.nabble.com/forum/Search.jtp?query=SVG+HTML&local=y&forum=11732


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