Re: [SVGMobile12] Comments: Linking

Hello www-svg,

> 14.1.1 - "When a 'use' element references an external element ... MUST
> NOT contain..."
> Rather harsh restrictions on <use> - this and the restrictions on 
> <image> seem to force the introduction of <animation>, which isn't 
> needed otherwise.

'use' has several other differences, especially in the area of use of
fragment identifiers, clipping, viewboxes (particularly when extended to
point to symbol elements in Full), property inheritance, and behavior
when there are multiple references to the same instance.

Since there seems to be some confusion about this, we have added a table
to the linking chapter that shows what the different elements that can
take an xlink href do.

In summary, we feel that the three elements 'image', 'use' and
'animation' all have their part to play.

Please let us know shortly if this response does not satisfy your

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

Received on Friday, 11 November 2005 20:45:43 UTC