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Re: SVG in text/html

From: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 13:22:51 -0500
Message-ID: <da131fde0804151122j64d548dj2f7388ac162e7c16@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: "Andrew Emmons" <andrew.emmons@quickoffice.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
If browsers can provide an 'export DOM as XML' function as part of its
standard functionality, then my concern melts away with the proposal as it
stands (stood), since round-tripping then becomes feasible.  Has this been
considered by both SVG and HTML groups?

I seem to remember a discussion of such a mechanism as a requirement on
HTML5 User Agents that was rejected a couple weeks back...


On 4/15/08, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> On Apr 15, 2008, at 4:06 AM, Andrew Emmons wrote:
> Hello HTML WG,
> While it is encouraging that SVG in text/html is being discussed[1], we
> feel that the proposal tries to change the SVG syntax in a way that is
> incompatible with all implementations to date.  We feel that such change is
> outside of the HTML Working Group's charter and request that it be removed
> from the text/html specification pending further research into proposed
> solutions, in order to avoid premature implementation.
> As an SVG and HTML implementor, I would find any reasonable choice for SVG
> in text/html about equally burdensome. Any approach by necessity would be
> "incompatible with all implementations to date", since no implementation
> supports SVG in text/html.
> We are happy to make rapid progress on allowing SVG in text/html while
> maximizing compatibility with the wide range of deployed SVG authoring tools
> and renderers.
> Authoring tools would presumably also need changes to support any kind of
> content in text/html. (If the idea is that authors would manually extract
> SVG snippets, I believe the spec also supports the cut & paste use case, but
> will not prevent the author from making the SVG content unusable to XML
> tools if edited after insertion into text/html content. To support safety in
> the latter case, the author would have to use an HTML5 parser to extract
> inline SVG from HTML.)
> Regards,
> Maciej
Received on Tuesday, 15 April 2008 18:23:30 UTC

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