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Re: Public identifiers for SVG 1.1 Tiny and Mobile

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 11:47:56 +0200
Message-Id: <C7C1AE52-3B9B-472A-8C57-28653A8D6AD8@berjon.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
To: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>

Hi Olivier,

On Oct 05, 2007, at 02:52, olivier Thereaux wrote:
> While this is true for most people, I have to disagree: they are  
> extremely useful for validating parsers.

That is correct. The problem is: validating parsers are hopelessly  
useless. There is no way that a DTD can validate SVG in any  
meaningful manner, only a ridiculously small subset of documents  
(existing or possible) will give results that aren't false positives  
or false negatives.

That's why the 1.2 family of SVG standards deprecates declarations  
entirely. So long as 1.1 remains untouched it can stay as is, but if  
it gets fixed it would be a little contradictory to make that fix be  
something that the WG ruled out as a bad idea several years back.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
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