ISSUE-2054: Consider removing the requirement for @width and @height for <foreignObject>

foreignObject w/h

Consider removing the requirement for @width and @height for <foreignObject>

State:
RAISED
Product:
SVG 2
Raised by:
Doug Schepers
Opened on:
2008-09-17
Description:
From "Guidelines for Graphics in MathML 2"
<http://www.w3.org/Math/Documents/Notes/graphics.xml#mathml-in-svg-guidelines>:
[[
Note that the width and height attributes on the
foreignObject are required, which may pose a problem for embedded
MathML objects, which scale by different mechanisms than diagrams (glyphs
re-sizing does not always conserve aspect ratio),
]]

This may also be a problem for lots of content, where the author may not know the rendered size beforehand, and where the author prefers to use CSS (though since CSS properties override presentation attributes, this may not have a negative effect, but we should clarify that). There is a similar problem with the <image> element.
Related Actions Items:
Related emails:
  1. Minutes, May 20 2009 SVG WG telcon (from anthony.grasso@cisra.canon.com.au on 2009-05-20)
  2. Agenda, May 20 2009 SVG WG telcon (from ed@opera.com on 2009-05-19)
  3. Minutes, SVG telcon Thursday 18 September 2008 (from anthony.grasso@cisra.canon.com.au on 2008-09-18)
  4. ISSUE-2054 (foreignObject w/h): Consider removing the requirement for @width and @height for <foreignObject> [Last Call: SVG 1.2 Tiny ] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2008-09-17)

Related notes:

Related to ISSUE-2053

Doug Schepers, 17 Sep 2008, 22:06:00

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