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Re: disabled attribute on SVGStyleElement

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 10:26:23 +1200
To: Rob Buis <rwlbuis@gmail.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20110519222623.GE8399@wok.mcc.id.au>
Hi Rob.

Rob Buis:
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52130 (Support 'disabled'
> attribute on SVGStyleElement)
> The logic is that the specification says:
> "SVG's ‘style’ element has the same attributes as the corresponding
> element in HTML (see HTML's ‘style’ element)."
> and HTML 4.0.1 seems to have the disabled attribute/property as part
> of the DOM interface:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-2-HTML/html.html#ID-16428977
> Before implementing this, is this a valid bug report? A quick test on
> Opera and FF to query the disabled property on the style element
> returned 'undefined'.

I did not even know this attribute existed.  My initial inclination is
to say we should be harmonising elements like <style> and <script>
between SVG and HTML as much as makes sense.  If browsers all implement
disabled="" on HTML <style>, and it isn’t considered a “bad” feature,
then SVG should support it.  I’d say this would need to be added to the
spec, though – I think the “has the same attribuets as the corresponding
element” was just meant to be an informative description, rather
than an explicit import of HTML <style>’s attributes.

Cameron McCormack ≝ http://mcc.id.au/
Received on Thursday, 19 May 2011 22:26:56 UTC

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