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Re: Fwd: Re: Changing attributeType="CSS"

From: Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 12:20:51 +0200
To: www-svg@w3.org, steve@withallyourequire.com
Message-Id: <200911031120.52233.Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Steve Withall:
>The next logical step would be to use a property 
>to identify the type of shape, and do away with 
>all the pesky shape elements altogether!   :)

This idea is already realised.
In SVG tiny 1.2 you can do something like this
(attributes, not properties, derived from WAI-ARIA
respectively RDFa).

Once you have a 'specification' (like wikipedia)
for named shapes, you can refer with attributes
like 'role' or 'property' (!surprise by choice of name!) 
to this specification, where the shape is described in 
This can be useful for all these named shapes
SVG has no element for, if it is important, that
a user with no graphical representation can get
a simpler access to the meaning of the graphical
structure as to analyse the value of the d attribute
of path ;o)

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