RE: Future plans for SVG Fonts and SVG (SMIL) Animation in browsers (Was: DOM4 not compatible with ACID3 tests)

On Fri, 9 Sep 2011, David Dailey wrote:
> It seems to me that if the SVG Working Group were to try to withdraw W3C 
> recommendations, such as SMIL animation and SVG fonts, that are now 
> several years out of the barn, then objections will quite naturally be 
> filed at the most formal of possible levels, barring fancy procedural 
> footwork to prevent such objections from being heard.

What I'm interested in isn't so much what the specs will say, so much as 
what the browsers intend to implement. It's certainly not unheard-of for 
browsers to drop features, even after they are quite widely implemented.

> I suppose if you want tests that everyone passes then dropping hard 
> tests makes sense.

This isn't about whether the tests are hard or not, it's about whether the 
tests test things that the browser vendors intend to keep implementing.

> However, dropping support for the hard parts of SVG because vendors 
> don't like them, in the long run, I think, weakens the W3C's 
> credibility.

That isn't really my concern.

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Received on Saturday, 10 September 2011 00:59:59 UTC