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RE: SVG 1.1 2nd Edition Test Suite using svgweb (locally)

From: Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 10:58:33 +1000
Message-Id: <LDPB7L.PYHFZCPO7ND@abbra.com>
To: Patrick Dengler <patd@microsoft.com>
Cc: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, "public-svg-wg@w3.org" <public-svg-wg@w3.org>

>However, since SVGWeb also works with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari (in 
>order to provide a consistent experience cross-browser), I see no reason 
>we should specifically single out IE.  Maybe whoever put the harness 
>together could speak to that?
>>>>> PATRICK: My CVS isn't working (ugh, I'll have to bug Anthony again); either way I am not sure how a vendor specific implementation landed as a test harness.  Am I being unreasonable?  Shouldn't SVGWeb just work with the test suites?


Whilst SVGWeb is a great piece of work, it is just a (sophisticated) hack to use
Flash as a render engine for SVG for browsers that don't have SVG (<IE9).

So it is a bit of a strange thing to have as part of an official test harness - since
it's not testing SVG per se, but the Flash hack. It belongs as part of  the SVGWeb
project, not the W3C "official' test suite IMO.


>[1] http://dev.w3.org/SVG/profiles/1.1F2/test/harness/
>[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/objects.html#adef-classid
>-Doug Schepers
>W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
Received on Wednesday, 18 August 2010 00:59:18 UTC

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