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Re: [css3-images] Image Fragments and SVG URIs

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 08:59:52 -0700
Message-ID: <4FF5B9F8.3040400@inkedblade.net>
To: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
CC: www-style@w3.org, www-svg@w3.org
On 07/05/2012 04:07 AM, Dr. Olaf Hoffmann wrote:
> Tab Atkins Jr.:
>> Media Fragments were designed for arbitrary media. It wouldn't make
>> much sense to use something named "svgView()" on a PNG, after all.
>> ^_^  Even if it duplicates existing specced functionality in SVG, it
>> would be nice if MF syntax worked on SVG as well as raster images.
> I did no test here, if we assume, that available viewers indicate problems
> with fragment identifiers like id="xywh=" or id="t=..." anyway,
> no author will have used such structures, allowed or not.
> And even if some viewers might accept 'wrong' values for id (I think, some
> do), the probability that someone used such values will be low, is my
> guess. Therefore indeed, it might not cause any/relevant backwards
> incompatibility problems, if such an addition to indicate another view
> of the document in SVG2 is defined respectively referenced.
> Obviously for SVG 1.0, 1.1 and tiny 1.2 this is still wrong and
> authors nevertheless have to use for example
> sprites.svg#svgView(viewBox(40,0,20,20))
> to get the intended effect.

This is a spec for implementers, not a tutorial for authors.
The examples show what is intended to work if the spec were implemented,
which is not necessarily what is implemented and ready for production use.

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