Re: Applying SVG properties to non-SVG content

On Jul 14, 2008, at 04:38 , Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 9:39 AM, Robin Berjon <>  
> wrote:
> Processing of fragments (especially the parts IMHO of most relevance  
> to Robert's spec) can be found by plodding around starting from  
> FuncXMLRI: 
> .
> By the way there's a significant problem in this spec:
> A: Reference a fragment within the current SVG document fragment  
> (e.g. "#someelement").
> What if the reference is coming from an external CSS stylesheet?  
> URLs should be interpreted relative to the stylesheet, so normally  
> we'd expect #someelement to be an element in the stylesheet, which  
> is of course nonsense, but anyway it conflicts with the SVG spec  
> here. We could special-case a lone fragment identifier to say it  
> refers to that element of the styled document, but that seems a  
> little ugly. I don't care myself but it will need to be addressed.

AFAIK that limitation is only applicable to SVG Tiny, which doesn't  
support CSS. I can't find the same limitation in the full SVG so I  
wouldn't expect conflict (but I might have missed it).

Robin Berjon -

Received on Tuesday, 15 July 2008 07:56:35 UTC