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CDR: conflicting definitions of the target attribute

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2006 01:55:32 -0800
Message-Id: <74FE5E64-CC5B-4BC0-8A60-E7D4F860575C@apple.com>
To: public-cdf@w3.org

The CDR spec points out that different specs have different behavior  
for the "_self" value of the target attribute on links, and it is  
indeed the case that the SVG Tiny 1.2 spec requests something  
different than HTML. The fact that this occurs is a problem and the  
spec should not encourage this. It tries to make some distinction  
based on "mostly replaced use" but consider a CDR scenario where the  
document included is a CDI - it would be majorly confusing that  
target="_self" would have different behavior for <svg:a> and <html:a>  
in the same document. WebCGM is somewhat different in this regard  
since it does not itself have a DOM or scripting and cannot  
participate in CDI. Therefore:

- I request that the spec not encourage divergent definitions of the  
target attribute.

- I request that the CDF working group formally raise this issue with  
the SVG working group (I will also make sure to raise it myself).

Received on Monday, 2 January 2006 09:55:40 UTC

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