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Re: XLink conformance criteria question

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:20:31 -0400
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <87fy87c3f4.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU> was heard to say:
| Norman Walsh wrote:
|
|> That mail seems pretty clear to me. Unless I misunderstand, the
|> combination of show/actuate that you've proposed in that message
|> isn't allowed by SVG. So the SVG semantics don't apply.
|
| Which means what for an implementor?  It's great that everyone
| involved disclaims responsibility for what the correct implementation
| is, but it doesn't help implementors one bit.

I'm not sure how the spec can be said to disclaim responsibility for
markup that isn't allowed by the spec.

| In any case, we're basically no longer using the generic XLink
| implementation in Gecko for svg:a, because we discovered that in
| practice the two are pretty incompatible.  Which means we'll probably
| look into removing the generic XLink processor, since it's useless in
| practice when other languages reuse XLink.

I wish I'd been able to better understand in what way you think
they're incompatible given that SVG uses XLink.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

-- 
Norman Walsh
XML Standards Architect
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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