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Re: Interim strategies for no SMIL (and other?) support in IE9

From: Cyril Concolato <cyril.concolato@enst.fr>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 13:31:21 +0200
Message-ID: <4BD96E09.2050501@enst.fr>
To: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
CC: www-svg@w3.org
Hi Olaf,

Le 27/04/2010 11:31, Dr. Olaf Hoffmann a écrit :
> Therefore I think, it is not a question of transition of documents
> from one viewer to another. It is a question of testing, reporting
> and fixing bugs and  gaps in all viewers. In some cases the document
> can be simplified with some workarounds to get a proper presentation
> in several viewers, but only by following results from systematic tests.
I don't know exactly the full extent of your tests, it's been a long time since I checked them. I guess that many of the differences between viewers exist probably because they concern very specific features of the spec, maybe sometimes pathological cases. Viewer implementors are probably not fixing them because it's not worth the effort. They often ask the question of how many users will benefit from this bug fix. From this point of view, I'm not sure that the best choice is to incite them to test, debug and fix their viewers. Another option could be to simplify the spec, deprecate the parts that are not interoperably implemented and discourage authors to use them.

Cyril Concolato
Maître de Conférences/Associate Professor
Groupe Mutimedia/Multimedia Group
Telecom ParisTech
46 rue Barrault
75 013 Paris, France
Received on Thursday, 29 April 2010 11:31:44 UTC

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