ACTION-3631 - altGlyph test for non-svg font formats


attached is my attempt at creating a testcase showing that altGlyph is not  
working for non-SVG font formats.

To the best of my knowledge this has not been implemented in any  
viewer/browser. I've tested this in Firefox Nightly, Chrome Canary and  
Opera 12 (Presto) and none of them found the proper altGlyph. I haven't  
tested it in IE yet, but I suspect that it will fail there too, especially  
given that the documentation says altGlyph isn't supported[3].

Given that we have already removed SVG Fonts from SVG2 and given that  
altGlyph is effectively useless without SVG Fonts, I'd like to propose  
that we also drop altGlyph, altGlyphDef, altGlyphItem and glyphRef from  
SVG2. Thoughts?

Erik Dahlstrom, Web Technology Developer, Opera Software
Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group

Received on Thursday, 19 June 2014 16:21:23 UTC