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Re: Ignoring trailing semi-colon delimiters

From: Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 10:51:10 +0100
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-Id: <201111301051.11179.Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Brian Birtles:
>Can you point to where such an agreement was made? Or can other vendors 
>respond with a pledge to bring their implementations into line?

Yes, this was after an LC comment about some incompatible
change in an SVGT1.2 draft (simple to find if you seach in the archive
something like 'semicolon'):
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2008Nov/0049.html

I think, typically the timing or the complete animation is corrupted 
in older viewers, if such syntax is used, depending strongly on 
what exactly went wrong with the noted value, therefore not clever 
for authors to fail here.
Another problem was of course, that empty values were mainly
introduced in SVGT1.2 with a defined meaning (maybe SVG 1.1.2
ist aligned to this now), therefore such problems were not very 
relevant with SVG 1.1.


Olaf
Received on Wednesday, 30 November 2011 09:51:52 GMT

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