Re: CDR: conflicting definitions of the target attribute


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ACTION 364: Reponse to target attribute LC Comment
Message 15
Discussion at F2F:

Maciej Stachowiak <> 
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01/02/2006 04:55 AM


CDR: conflicting definitions of the target attribute

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).

[KEK]  Thank for the comment and the CDF WG is aware of thisbut since we 
use existing markups and 
this should be forwarded onto the SVG working group as you suggest.  The 
CDF WG has also 
brought this to the SVG WGs attention as well.


Received on Wednesday, 8 March 2006 13:55:56 UTC