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Re: XLink conformance criteria question

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:20:31 -0400
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <87fy87c3f4.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU> was heard to say:
| Norman Walsh wrote:
|> That mail seems pretty clear to me. Unless I misunderstand, the
|> combination of show/actuate that you've proposed in that message
|> isn't allowed by SVG. So the SVG semantics don't apply.
| Which means what for an implementor?  It's great that everyone
| involved disclaims responsibility for what the correct implementation
| is, but it doesn't help implementors one bit.

I'm not sure how the spec can be said to disclaim responsibility for
markup that isn't allowed by the spec.

| In any case, we're basically no longer using the generic XLink
| implementation in Gecko for svg:a, because we discovered that in
| practice the two are pretty incompatible.  Which means we'll probably
| look into removing the generic XLink processor, since it's useless in
| practice when other languages reuse XLink.

I wish I'd been able to better understand in what way you think
they're incompatible given that SVG uses XLink.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh
XML Standards Architect
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Received on Wednesday, 14 March 2007 14:20:40 UTC

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