Re: [SVGMobile12] SVGT12-207: <textArea> redundant with HTML

Hi Ian,
This is the official SVG WG response to your comment at:

Implementers and content developers have requested this feature and are
satisfied with the functionality, so we are going to keep it. Also,
<textArea> is not a new feature with the 3rd Last Call, so your comment
is out of the scope of feedback which we have solicited. The 3rd Last
Call was announced with the following words: "The purpose of this third
Last Call is to allow reviewers to verify that their comments have been
included as agreed by the SVG Working Group, it is not intended as a
new, general review period."

Thanks for your feedback.

Jon Ferraiolo


From: Ian Hickson <> 
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 19:25:33 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <> 

I object to the inclusion of the <textArea> feature in SVG Tiny 1.2. It 
appears to be no more than a poor man's HTML, dramatically lacking in 
semantics and presentational controls. It is already possible to achieve

any effect that <textArea> introduces, using <foreignObject> and
content styled using CSS' rich formatting properties.

Please remove the <textArea> feature from SVG Tiny 1.2.

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