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Re: Rectangle height and width

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:26:52 +0200
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: ddailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net>, "Amelia Bellamy-Royds" <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.zkhlq2ftsmjzpq@steven-xps>
On Mon, 11 Jun 2018 18:32:47 +0200, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>  
wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 3:30 AM Steven Pemberton
> <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl> wrote:
>> But it's a restriction, not a feature. You don't support a restriction,  
>> but adhere to it. By lifting the restriction you don't introduce any  
>> incompatibilities: old SVG files still render properly; however, by  
>> lifting it you do add new possibilities, and make life easier for SVG  
>> authors.
>
> Not always the case. There may be SVG files in the wild which are
> currently using this syntax and (accidentally) *relying* on it being
> invalid, so that making it valid would suddenly mess up the image.
> (This isn't uncommon in CSS.)

But it's an *error*. "The document shall be rendered up to, but not  
including, the first element which has an error. "

Are you telling me that people are depending on rendering to stop because  
they have used a negative height on a rectangle?

Seems very unlikely to me.

Best wishes,

Steven Pemberton
Received on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 08:27:31 UTC

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