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Re: [css-style-attr] SVG WG comments on CSS Styling Attributes Level 1

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2010 14:35:12 +0200
Message-ID: <685101165.20100908143512@w3.org>
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
CC: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, "www-svg@w3.org" <www-svg@w3.org>
On Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 3:53:37 AM, Sylvain wrote:

SG> I am trying to figure out whether SVG explicitly or implicitly allows the
SG> e notation in stylesheets or in the style attribute.

(Style attributes are considered to be inline stylesheets).

SVG does not, and never has, allowed e notation in stylesheets. It does allow it in presentation attributes.

Thus, it does allow it in *properties*, but only when those properties are used outside of a stylesheet.

SG>  Thus far it seems
SG> that's not the case, at the cost of obvious discontinuities for authors,
SG> tools and UAs alike since attribute values support it.

Yes, getting rid of the confusing discontinuity for authors and authoring tools was the motivation for the request.

 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
 Member, CSS, WebFonts, SVG Working Groups
Received on Wednesday, 8 September 2010 12:35:46 UTC

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