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Re: SVG12: 'display' trait

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 06:38:47 -0400
Message-ID: <42A81C37.1020501@mit.edu>
To: Ola Andersson <Ola.Andersson@ikivo.com>
CC: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, www-svg@w3.org, WG SVG <w3c-svg-wg@w3.org>

Ola Andersson wrote:
> In general the svg specification doesn't define the behavior of crossing
> document boundaries.

The nodes inside a foreignObject are not in a different document. 
They're in the same document.  For example, they would be affected by 
any xml:base on the foreignObject, would inherit style from it, etc.  If 
foreignObject just linked to an internal document what you say would be 
true, but it doesn't.

> Several issues arise when you think about embedding
> xhtml into a foreignObject (focus navigation, event propagation, script
> access, etc). None of these questions are addressed by the SVG WG.
> Instead it is the CDF WG that are addressing issues concerning behavior
> on document boundaries.

Yes, but what I'm saying here is that if I understand your proposed 
solution to Bjoern's problem correctly it makes it impossible for the 
CDF WG to get this "right" (define sane behavior with SVG foreignObject 
and CSS) in the future, in my opinion.

Received on Thursday, 9 June 2005 10:36:52 UTC

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