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Re: Reusing a subset of SVG in another standard

From: Rick <graham.rick@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 21:18:41 -0400
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To: Peter Junge <peter.junge@gmx.org>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
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On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 9:07 PM, Peter Junge <peter.junge@gmx.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> let me start with a very brief introduction, my name is Peter Junge and I'm
> the editor for a standard called UOML that is hosted at OASIS.
> http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/uoml-x/download.php/41616/UOML-X-Part1v1.0-wd02-rev01%28revisedByErrataCD02%29.pdf
> UOML defines an abstract model for --what we call-- visual documents
> (documents in static print layout) and an interface language for this model,
> that can access and manipulate visual documents. (NOTE: UOML is not a
> document storage standard in itself.) For historical reasons (UOML is over a
> decade old and originated from China) the abstract document model of UOML is
> not based on SVG, but defines an own set of graphical objects, that are
> widely compatible with SVG.
> In order to harmonize UOML with existing standards, we are currently
> thinking about redefining UOML Graphics Objects with a subset of SVG. (Using
> SVG completely would not work at the moment for a couple of reasons, but is
> considered for the long term.) 'SVG subset' means both not using all of
> SVG's elements and not using all specified attributes for SVG elements. We
> are basically discussing two alternatives and would like to get the opinion
> of the SVG WG which on is preferable:
> 1) The first alternative would be to redefine UOML Graphics Objects using
> SVG syntax and semantics, but keeping them within the current UOML
> namesspace, e.g.'uoml:rect' or 'uoml:circle'.
> 2) The second alternative would mean going one step further by also defining
> an internal SVG compatible namespace for UOML. OpenDocument Format e.g. is
> also using a subset of SVG by defining it's own svg namespace
> (xmlns:svg="urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:svg-compatible:1.0").
> Hence my question, which solution would the SVG WG prefer?
> Best regards,
> Peter


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