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Re: minutes, SVG F2F Pymont, Sydney day 5 (08/02/2013)

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2013 17:30:46 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLbH1sDQL5QkBL3f8QChkjY00EngdE7TWV6ad=De2tuu_Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>
Cc: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, "www-svg@w3.org" <www-svg@w3.org>
On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 10:05 AM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>wrote:
>> A SVG glyphs document is always parsed as XML so the HTML parser never
>> gets called. Script is disabled not by modifying the parser or DOM, but by
>> just not running script --- this is already specced out.
>> There's no resizing of the SVG glyphs document or any of its contents,
>> except for stuff triggered by animation.
> Can the viewbox change the size of the foreignobject?
> What the point size affect?

The viewbox does not change. The font size scales the glyph content.

>>>  Also, my fear is that people will abuse it and just make HTML
>>> characters.
>> I can't imagine why anyone would want to do that, and it wouldn't be that
>> bad if they did.
> I'm unsure. It seems that security issues might pop up. Since it's a font
> that will be loaded by the OS, we should be extremely vigilant.

OS support for SVG fonts would introduce no new issues over OS support for
SVG images, AFAIK.

Another drawback is that the spec says that user agents are not required to
> render foreignobject (ie Internet explorer doesn't).

That's a problem with <foreignObject> independent of where it's used.

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