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Re: SVG12: 'display' trait

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 23:37:23 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jon Ferraiolo <jon.ferraiolo@adobe.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0506092336300.31439@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 9 Jun 2005, Jon Ferraiolo wrote:
> The SVG WG coordinated with the DOM WG long ago about attribute value 
> normalization which might result in getAttributeNS() returning a 
> different string than was set via setAttributeNS(). It was decided that 
> SVG implementers needed to have the normalization option in order to 
> achieve performant implementations. For example, it is common to 
> implement the <path> element by reducing the 'd' attribute to numeric 
> data structures and toss out the original attribute string value.

Hm, that's unfortunate. It means a non-SVG processor and an SVG processor 
will have different behaviour for core DOM calls.

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