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Re: SVG Linking Test Case Questions

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 07:07:28 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200703300607.l2U67S901649@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-svg@w3.org

> Right. HTML 4.0 spec is very poorly worded in this respect; despite
> having a range of elements (frame, object, applet, iframe ...) it
> only talks about one of them for target.

I think that is because it is trying to document a feature that it
wants to deprecate from the first W3C specification in which it
appears.  Both frame and iframe are only possible if you use the
transitional version of the DTDs.

As such, they probably did not spend a lot of time getting it right,
as they probably hoped they would not be used after about three years.

(One argument I've heard as to why the features aren't described as
deprecated is that you can only deprecate things that existed in 
previous versions.)
Received on Friday, 30 March 2007 06:22:45 UTC

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