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handling XLink deprecation

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:45:59 +1000
Message-ID: <50331287.3070301@mcc.id.au>
To: SVG public list <www-svg@w3.org>
I am not sure if we have resolved exactly how we will handle the XLink 
deprecation.  If we have, please feel free to remind me what we decided. :)

But I propose we:

* remove xlink:actuate, xlink:type, xlink:role, xlink:arcrole and 
xlink:title altogether

* change xlink:href to href for: <a>, <altGlyph>, the animation 
elements, <color-profile>, <filter>, <font-face-uri>, <glyphRef>, 
gradient elements, <mpath>, <pattern>, <textPath>, <tref> and <use>

* change xlink:href to src for: <cursor>, <feImage>, <image> and <script>

* change xlink:show to target on <a>, and not allow it on any other element

* make the new attributes take precedence over the old ones, in case 
both are specified


And for the moment, until we decide what to do with our more general DOM 
improvements:

* have the "href" IDL attributes reflect xlink:href or href or src as 
appropriate (per the precedence rule above) as an SVGAnimatedLength

* introduce an

     attribute DOMString src;

on the interfaces for <cursor>, <feImage>, <image> and <script> and have 
it just reflect the base value.
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