IRC log of svg on 2010-10-05

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Meeting: SVG Working Group Teleconference
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Date: 05 October 2010
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topic: ISSUE-2353
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ISSUE-2353 -- Last Call Comment: Clarify coordinates for feImage. -- raised
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topic: SVG Integration
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scribeNick: ed
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DS: AG updated the tables, some minor bugs but it's good enough as a starting point
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... added elements, attributes and properties into SVGIntegration
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...and filed a bug with HTML5 to not whitelist some attributes and elements but rather to refer to SVG Integration
20:16:20 [shepazu]
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... we've discussed this concern before
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... HTML5 will be contemporary with SVG2
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... need to collect all attributes and elements from all specs
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... i've outlined an algorithm for dealing with mixed-case
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... it's well established
20:19:28 [ed] unicode
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PD: that's lowercasing everything, right?
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PD: could you forward-compatible this, such that elements automatically work?
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... can we skip the tables?
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DS: casematching is an issue, most authors don't care, but xml does
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... but svg in html isn't xml anymore
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... could consider it as two serializations
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... or we could make schema that allows both
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... not sure it's worth it
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... though if we think people will screw up casing
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... have seen people getting 'viewBox' wrong, it has a capital B, i've seen 'viewbox' many times
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PD: don't buy your xslt argument, if you want to use that you make sure you have valid xml
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DS: we'll face similar issues with CSS properties, where properties are shared
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... e.g with lowercasing case-sensitive values
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PD: there are technolgies that were done in svg first, but which are now moving into the html5 space
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... things that aren't necessarily bound to vector graphics
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DS: we should try to make features maximally useful to the web languages
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... svg didn't define the xml format, wouldn't mind if there was a similar effort to make xml-like format that allows error-correction as html5 does, such that we get case-insensitivty, leaving off attribute quotemarks
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... maybe there should be a more forgiving parser for xml
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... in the svg2 timeframe, we need to resolve the case sensititvy
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PD: we need to take a stand on strict xml vs looser syntax
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... it's the most important topic
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DS: PD you're writing up a whitepaper for tpac?
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PD: more of a gathering of thoughts
20:35:45 [ed] progress, trying to get it ready before tpac
20:35:50 [ed] get feedback on it
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DS: as a starting position that would be useful
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PD: we need to find our position, xml or not
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DS: the goal is to adopt svg, not particulary xml
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...the case sensitityv is an obstacle
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PD: people are likely going to learn svg from the html perspective
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... they're doing css transforms, not svg transforms
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DS: we should put a high priority on filters, and transforms
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...anything we are going to be sharing
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20:44:08 [jwatt]
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DS: how do we make it as easy as possible for people to use svg? with the ideoms they're already familiar with
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...PD said that he thinks this is urgent
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topic: new zeeland f2f
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PD: when's that?
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DS: late february
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ED: JW do you have any more details?
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JW: need to narrow down the dates
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DS: could you send out an email?
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JW: ok
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DS: PD will you be able to go?
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PD: will check
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topic: testsuite
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PD: how do we get the microsoft tests accepted by the wg?
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ED: get them reviewed by people on the group, know it's hard and people are pressed for time and so on
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PD: we are working on categorizing the tests better, to say that the users can code to particular modules
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... we need to get the message across that svg is ready for primetime
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DS: when i did presentations filters is the thing that excites people the most
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... maybe it will come to be seen as a css feature though
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... it's still percieved as an svg feature
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... we might start talking about reorganization, functionality sets
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... we're doing a report on the testsuite, on tests that we think are broken
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... some tests are using features like declarative animation
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... our proposal would be to make the tests more finegrained
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... the test naming
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DS: an alternative route... a dependency chain for each spec
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... for each test what part of the spec is that test testing
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... in terms of organizing the tests we should add metadata to say what dependencies the test has
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... so if you have filters in a markers test, link to those sections
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PD: sounds like a lot of work
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... there are too many dependencies in the tests
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DS: we could categorize the tests, renaming is one thing
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ED: renaming tests in cvs, not a great idea, loses history
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... would love to move to more modern version control system though
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PD: beauty of the web website has some great svg examples
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topic: feColorRamp
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ED: sounds a bit like feComponentTransfer
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TB: this is indexed colors
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PD: let's put it in the issue tracker
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DS: i'd like to cut out all but one color channel
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... e.g take away all color except blue
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... is that doable?
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PD: is that different from masking?
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DS: don't know
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regrets: CL
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chair: ed
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Attendees were [Microsoft], ed, +39.537.7.aaaa, Shepazu, [IPcaller]
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trackbot, end telcon
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sorry, trackbot, I don't know what conference this is
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RRSAgent, please draft minutes
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RRSAgent, bye
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