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Re: [svg2] Removing SVGDocument.rootElement

From: Erik Dahlström <ed@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:51:32 +0100
To: "www-svg@w3.org" <www-svg@w3.org>, "Cameron McCormack" <cam@mcc.id.au>
Message-ID: <op.xab776vgdhsuf5@gnorps>
On Sat, 25 Jan 2014 23:50:47 +0100, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>  

> On 25/01/2014 1:18 am, Erik Dahlström wrote:
>> I'm wondering if there are any compelling reasons for keeping
>> SVGDocument.rootElement around, given that SVG also requires support for
>> Document.documentElement. Backwards compat?
>> I'd like to propose that we remove SVGDocument.rootElement from SVG2.
> I'd love to if we can.  Do you think we should add a use counter to  
> Blink just to make sure it's safe?  (My guess is that nobody will  
> notice.)

That is being done, but it will take a release cycle until there are some  
stats. So, one course of action could be to deprecate it now in SVG2, and  
remove it when we get the usage stats assuming they're in support.

Erik Dahlstrom, Web Technology Developer, Opera Software
Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
Received on Monday, 27 January 2014 08:52:07 UTC

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