RE: [whatwg] Exploring new vocabularies for HTML

I'm glad to see a disciplined focus on requirements, and I would have
liked to have seen it applied to the WAF Access Control for Cross-site
requests.  It seems pretty contradictory to say in the HTML working
group that a "working solution" like SVG shouldn't be assumed, but then
in WAF to violently oppose talking about requirements when the "solution
is done" before the requirements were even written down.  I'll have to
remember the line about "prematurely limiting options being not fair to
the web authoring community".  


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> [] On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
> Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 12:49 PM
> To: Doug Schepers
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> Subject: Re: [whatwg] Exploring new vocabularies for HTML
> On Sat, 29 Mar 2008, Doug Schepers wrote:
> > 
> > You talk about including graphics and diagrams in a very 
> generic way, 
> > without specifically mentioning vector graphics in general, 
> or SVG in 
> > particular.  I believe most people on this thread have assumed that 
> > you are talking about SVG.  However, it's not clear from 
> your public 
> > statements that that's your intent.
> I haven't looked in detail at the vector graphics side of the 
> problem yet. 
> Off-hand it looks like SVG would be a reasonably good fit for 
> some of the requirements, in particular ease of 
> implementation and a reasonably well-defined scripting 
> environment, but it also isn't a perfect fit for everything, 
> for example it probably isn't supported in as wide a 
> collection of editors as, say, the Windows Metafile format, 
> and isn't supported in as wide an installed base of browsers 
> as, say, VML. I do not wish to prematurely limit our options, 
> doing so would not be fair to the Web authoring community.
> -- 
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