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Re: SVG-as-an-image and scaling the SVG by default

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:18:14 +1300
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=MW4u6K+POPs=7W0gNu9F0bqr+R7rUatE1OJby@mail.gmail.com>
To: Tony Schreiner <tonyschr@microsoft.com>
Cc: Jonathan Watt <jwatt@jwatt.org>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 9:46 AM, Tony Schreiner <tonyschr@microsoft.com>wrote:

> For IE9 RC, just released today, we looked at the sizing behavior across
> browsers and considered matching Opera's behavior of introducing a viewBox
> for <img> only. But because this was not part of any specification and
> because of the other sizing inconsistencies we decided to follow the letter
> of the SVG spec. There may be a bit of irony here, as Firefox's choice to
> follow the spec was one factor we considered in whether or not to follow
> Opera's behavior.

Sorry to hear that. We just changed a couple of days ago to follow the Opera
behavior.  See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=614649

I strongly feel it's the right behavior for Web authors, since it makes SVG
behave much more like other image types.

"Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for
they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures
every day to see if what Paul said was true." [Acts 17:11]
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