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

From: Patrick Dengler <patd@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 23:43:16 +0000
To: "robert@ocallahan.org" <robert@ocallahan.org>, Tony Schreiner <tonyschr@microsoft.com>
CC: Jonathan Watt <jwatt@jwatt.org>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
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We went back and forth on that and in the end decided to align with Firefox as it was important to follow the specification.    This is also why we added intrinsic sizing to the agenda for the face to face.



From: www-svg-request@w3.org [mailto:www-svg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Robert O'Callahan
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:18 PM
To: Tony Schreiner
Cc: Jonathan Watt; www-svg
Subject: Re: SVG-as-an-image and scaling the SVG by default

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 9:46 AM, Tony Schreiner <tonyschr@microsoft.com<mailto: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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