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Re: More on SVG within HTML pages

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 17:21:04 -0400
Message-ID: <7c2a12e20909061421g2783023r8a33216827ce2f73@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Why is it that well-formedness isn't required for SVGs in HTML pages
to begin with?  If it's not well-formed, you could just say it doesn't
display.  In HTML, well-formedness requirements would make it
impossible to use legacy content, but that doesn't apply to SVG.  All
other SVG applications require well-formedness (right?) -- if HTML
doesn't, then it will be impossible to reliably copy SVGs from HTML
pages to other applications, creating interoperability problems.
While requiring well-formedness has its downsides, I can't see how
they outweigh the interop problems this would create.
Received on Sunday, 6 September 2009 21:22:04 UTC

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