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Re: Clean-up SVG2 spec

From: Jelle Mulder <pjmulder@xs4all.nl>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 22:30:56 +0800
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.xf5w9ukvpkr7a5@beauty.domain>
Hear, Hear!

Couldn't agree more!


On Tue, 20 May 2014 21:31:02 +0800, David Dailey  
<ddailey@zoominternet.net> wrote:

> My stance on this is, no doubt, highly predictable. Ease of use of a  
> spec by
> authors is a fundamental concern. Though, clearly, implementers and  
> writers
> of the spec need it too;)
> Dirk writes:
> "SVG should not be a monolithic document but describe the core of SVG.  
> Just
> as the HTML spec does for HTML. Special casing every property in SVG  
> itself
> however is not a solution IMO. It is a huge burden to track all changes  
> on
> other specs for the editors as well. "
> As I observe many things (both SVG and HTML) that used to work across
> browsers begin to crumble as HTML5 and CSS exert their influence, merely
> having examples of what is *supposed* to happen in SVG might help those  
> who
> are more interested in CSS than in SVG stay honest and remember whence  
> their
> origins emanate, I think. The fancy parts of SVG (filters, animate,  
> masking,
> use and replicate, transforms, etc.) are of primary utility for those
> interested in geometry as semantics, not to those for whom hypertext is  
> the
> fundamental metaphor of communication.
> Using HTML's crazy Tower of Babel as an example of how specs should be
> developed, maintained, and thence propagated into incompatible
> implementations, does not, to me, seem to be model for anything  
> admirable! I
> am suspicious that part of that incompatibility is by design, in hopes  
> not
> of having interoperability, but rather in hopes of having a single  
> Darwinian
> survivor in a new round of browser wars.
> As I say, my perspective here is probably predictable, but hopefully
> charming nonetheless;)
> Regards
> David
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