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RE: More on circular references

From: Alexander Adam <alexander.adam@examotion.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 13:13:10 +0100
To: "'Lee Martineau'" <lee.martineau@quickoffice.com>, <public-svg-wg@w3.org>
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Note: You might also want to allow circular references and provide a certain
nesting level in the spec. In renesis, we've made pretty good experience in
restricting to level to 8 levels. However, allowing such a thing allows to
produce some really interesting effects without the hassles to produce too
much svg code to reach the same.

mfG / Regards,
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-svg-wg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-svg-wg-request@w3.org]
> On Behalf Of Lee Martineau
> Sent: Donnerstag, 19. März 2009 13:09
> To: public-svg-wg@w3.org
> Subject: More on circular references
> Hello WG,
> As Cameron said in the March 16 telcon minutes, the objective is to
> eliminate having to provide "a highly perceivable indication of error".
> In an embedded situation, there is generally no capability for logging or
> displaying error information to the end user, so any error condition that
> can reasonably be handled within the user agent is simply handled.
> In anticipation of Doug's request for how to soften the circular reference
> error processing, I have provided a possible approach below.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGMobile12/struct.html#UseElement
> Just before the schema is this sentence:
> "However, a set of references that directly or indirectly reference a
> [sic] element to create a circular dependency is an error, as described in
> the References section."
> How about:
> "However, a set of references that directly or indirectly reference an
> element to create a circular dependency must be detected by the user
> agent.  The user agent may choose to handle the situation as an error (as
> described in the References section) or it may continue rendering until an
> implementation dependent limit on recursive processing is reached."
> http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGMobile12/linking.html#ReferenceRestrictions
> Buried in here is:
> "A circular IRI reference is an error."
> How about:
> "A circular IRI reference must be detected by the user agent. Yada
> yada..."
> --
> Lee Martineau
Received on Thursday, 19 March 2009 12:14:17 UTC

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