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Re: Accessing Object Parameters from an Embedded SVG

From: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 13:58:54 -0500
Message-ID: <da131fde0803131158x2f55fe8dvfcdb996ffafafc4c@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>

I'm not well-versed on the history behind document.domain and how "the
web depends on it being writable".  Can someone send me a pointer?

I can understand not letting the embedded object get at the elements
outside of the HTMLObjectElement, but this seems like a weird design
flaw - the object parameters should be accessible to the embedded
object, regardless of domain - that's their purpose.  It would have
been great if HTMLObjectElement had an accessible "params" NodeList
readonly attribute :(

Is there any conceivable way to route around this?  The only two
semi-solutions I can think of is either a) turn my SVG into PHP and
embed arguments into it using URL arguments (which prevents effective
caching) or b) make a copy of my SVG on my subdomain (have to maintain
two version of the document).  To me, neither option is really


On 3/13/08, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Mar 2008 19:41:56 +0100, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU> wrote:
>  > That's because per the spec document.domain is readonly.  See
>  > <http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/struct.html#InterfaceSVGDocument>.
>  >
>  > There is a workaround in place for HTML documents (even though the
>  > property is readonly per spec there too, the web depends on it being
>  > writable).  Perhaps such a spec deviation is needed for SVG as well.  Or
>  > perhaps the SVG specification needs to be changed.
> Interesting. Guess it would be easiest if SVG dropped the attribute given
>  that the current plan seems to be to have all Document interfaces
>  implemented everywhere. (And in HTML5 you can write it.)
>  --
> Anne van Kesteren
>  <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
>  <http://www.opera.com/>
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