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Re: Structural GUI language for SVG?

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 18:22:21 +0200
Message-ID: <1116565621.20040927182221@w3.org>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, www-svg@w3.org

On Monday, September 27, 2004, 4:50:11 PM, Ian wrote:

IH> On Mon, 27 Sep 2004, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>> What's becoming clear to me is that SVG is missing an agreed standard
>> for describing GUI structure such things as 'button' 'breadcrumb' 
>> 'navigation' 'style-control' 'illustration' could others add to this 
>> list? and comment?

IH> IMHO that's the domain of a semantic language like XHTML (which could,
IH> through XBL, be implemented using SVG) rather than the domain of SVG
IH> itself. SVG is, after all, merely a vector graphics language.

And XHTML is merely a text language. It doesn't have breadcrumbs or
illustrations either.

But I think we agree that this is the responsibility of a higher
semantic layer, not of a rendering layer.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
Received on Monday, 27 September 2004 16:22:22 UTC

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