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[Bug 6947] Inline SVG fragments test suite please

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Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 18:14:57 +0000
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--- Comment #3 from Lars Hellström <Lars.Hellstrom@residenset.net>  2009-05-24 18:14:57 ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> (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... ;-)

Ah, so those have public archives? (I've too often been "burnt" by communities
that keep their mailing list archives subscribers-only to have considered that
as a place to start.)

> > 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 remarked in comment#2, I was thinking about SVG inline in XHTML, not HTML.
The "Web page" wording is verbatim from the SVG specification.

> > 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.

The plugin may be a leftover from Safari 2 days, or something. (Apple's
Migration Assistant has a tendency to bring along all sorts of things one
doesn't know about.)

> 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).

My initial impulse was that it should belong with "Test Suite", but that wasn't
a component. Failing that, I (as per the Bug Writing Guidelines
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/page.cgi?id=bug-writing.html) looked for a
"General" component, but that didn't exist either. The page of "component 
(http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/describecomponents.cgi?product=SVG) didn't do
much for describing the components, but at least it seems clear that the
component division is merely according to the chapters of the specification,
and as it happens it is in the "Concepts" chapter that it is claimed that SVG
can be embedded inline in XHTML...

Some reform of the component division seems appropriate.

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