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Re: sockets

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 09:14:17 +0100
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To: public-svg-ig@w3.org

Thank you once again for your lengthy and considered response.

I am concerned by comments such as

"I'm confident that any problems that are being discussed now will be
resolved to the satisfaction of the browser implementors. "

which show little appreciation of the needs of end users, as discussed  
at length by me elsewhere. for instance as a requirement to include  
them and their representatives in the spec process.

regarding "The SVG IG is meant to drive future functionality of SVG"
this is specifically why I raised this issue.

much of the past and current drive is towards extending SVG's  
graphical functionality.
However whilst features such as filters which may be relatively easy  
to implement it is apparent that there uses for people with learning  
disabilities may be more limited. The evidence in languages that use  
iconic symbols is that they are not used.

I am concerned that my efforts to encourage creation of a reduced spec  
or microformat is not being encouraged, in fact being either ignored  
or discouraged.

communication is a two way process.
This means there is a need for simple and easy to use authoring tools
but also real-time communication and
people with learning disabilities will benefit from multi-user games,  
as they also promote communication.
xmlhttprequest is not the default method currently used for these  
games and it would be helpful to include sockets whether tcp,  
websocket or other at the earliest opportunity.

It is evident that the current specs have not produced a generally  
adopted and popular authoring tool, in the past decade.
nor a range of such tools.

Almost all the online games, teaching resources and communication aids  
I know of that have been produced for people with learning  
disabilities use flash.
there is a reason, and the svg wg might be well advised to consider  


Jonathan Chetwynd


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