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Re: [CSS3UI] id references in focus navigation properties

From: Antoine Quint <ml@graougraou.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 10:00:03 +0900
Message-Id: <9392B682-06B2-11D9-AB3D-000393D124C4@graougraou.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Hi Ian,

On 14 sept. 04, at 18:01, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, Antoine Quint wrote:
>> The SVG Working Group is currently looking at the focus navigation
>> properties in CSS UI, and specifically the four properties described 
>> in
>> section 10.2.2 of the CR document [0]. The properties look fine except
>> for the syntax used to reference ids. The spec says you should use the
>> straight # syntax (ie. nav-up: #Top) as opposed to using the url()
>> syntax (ie. nav-up: url(#Top). Is this an oversight or a deliberate
>> decision? Thanks for any clarification,
> It's intentional. url(#top) would be a fragment identifier in the
> stylesheet, and url(foo.html#top) would mean that nav-up could define 
> any
> links, which we specifically set out not to address, since that would 
> be a
> semantic not a style.

I'm not quite sure I understand here. In the case of SVG, we are 
certainly only interested in internal references, and the syntax we are 
using for other properties is of the form url(#foo). Certain properties 
in SVG allow for external references too (url(foo.svg#top)), but here 
we would rather leverage the existing url() contructor where the spec 
(either CSS or SVG) clearly points out the restriction to local 

Whatever CSS WG recommends in this matter, the SVG spec will most 
likely align with.

Antoine Quint <aq@fuchsia-design.com>
W3C SVG Working Group Invited Expert
SVG Consulting and Outsourcing

Received on Wednesday, 15 September 2004 01:00:21 UTC

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