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Re: agenda+ SVG 2 Features and Approach

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 13:47:01 -0400
Message-ID: <4DC82895.9080707@w3.org>
To: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
CC: www-svg@w3.org
Hi, Dr. Olaf-

Dr. Olaf Hoffmann wrote (on 5/9/11 6:14 AM):
> Doug Schepers:
>>But I have heard repeatedly from different browser vendors that until we
>>start seeing even more use of SVG by content creators, they are unlikely
>>to prioritize improving SVG support;
>
> Knowing the behaviour of 'normal' authors, the argument the other way
> around works as well - as long as common viewers have so many bugs and
> gaps many authors say:
> 'This is not ready to use, we will look at some statistics about bugs and gaps
> next year, to decide, whether the format is usable or not for authors beyond
> testing viewer capabilities and creating workarounds for bugs and gaps.'
> Implementation stagnation therefore only means, that authors will wait for
> another and yet another year before providing more content.

As a WG, we can't force authors to create content, so that's not an 
actionable consideration.

What we can do is help promote interoperability by improving and 
increasing our test suite, though, and that's where considerable effort 
has gone and will go.  I know you've put a lot of energy into creating 
tests (which we appreciate), and going into SVG 2, we're going to be in 
a better position to methodically test every testable assertion, and to 
accept tests from the SVG community.

That's going to be much of the focus of the SVG 2 effort.

Regards-
-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG, WebApps, and Web Events WGs
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