Re: [SVGMobile12] "6.7 Property inheritance"

On Tuesday, November 8, 2005, 6:57:45 PM, Ian wrote:

IH> On Tue, 8 Nov 2005, Chris Lilley wrote:
>> IH> * Each property should define its own computed value, in the style of the
>> IH> "Computed Value:" line found in CSS specifications.
>> We agree, have reviewed all the property definitions, and ensured that
>> they all define their computed values.
>> Please let us know shortly if this comment does not satisfy the comments 
>> you made above.

IH> I would like to review what the actual computed value lines you used were,
IH> in the context of the spec as it has been edited. It would satisfy my 
IH> comments if you publish another (LC)WD draft.


>> IH> * The links are to an obsolete version of CSS2; CSS2 has sinced been 
>> IH> revised. CSS2 revision 1 has many old errors corrected. CSS2.1 is at the
>> IH> same stage as CSS2.0 in the REC track -- namely, the stage after last call
>> IH> (note that CSS2.0 never exit the then-equivalent of CR since it was 
>> IH> published before the formal CR process was established).
>> We are unable to believe that a Working Draft is the same level of 
>> maturity as a W3C Recommendation.

IH> CSS2 is a spec that never exit CR,

Naturally, in the same way that you have not yet passed your flying
saucer pilot exam.

IH> and has hundreds of outstanding comments, including serious errata.

Hence the last call comment asking for clarity about its fate.

IH> Treating it as "mature" is probably not the best way of looking at
IH> it.

Making up your own maturity levels is probably not the best way either.

IH> But if you want your spec to depend on that instead of the revision
IH> of that spec that's had all the errors fixed, I guess that's your
IH> choice...

As you are aware, CSS 2.1 removes items that the XSL and SVG
specifications depend on, on the grounds that the HTML+CSS
implementations do not use them. This makes referring to CSS 2.1
problematic, and the applicability of CSS 2.1 unclear.

 Chris Lilley          
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG

Received on Tuesday, 8 November 2005 18:26:18 UTC