IRC log of svg on 2012-05-31

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Meeting: SVG Working Group Teleconference
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Date: 31 May 2012
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GA_SVGWG(SVG1)5:00PM has now started
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21:01:02 [ed]
Zakim, ??P20 is me
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+ed; got it
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zakim, p21 is me
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sorry, cyril, I do not recognize a party named 'p21'
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zakim, ??p21 is me
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+cyril; got it
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+ +1.415.832.aaaa
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Zakim, ??P25 is me
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+heycam; got it
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zakim, aaaa is me
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+krit; got it
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zakim, krit.a is me
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+Tav; got it
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scribenick krit
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scribenick: krit
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topic: SVG 2 update
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ed: when do we publish first draft
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heycam: july
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ed: a lot of edits are not in the spec yet
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ed: get the tings into the spec that you assigned for
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heycam: more actual spec edits
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ed: I did some edits
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ed: like text-overflow
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ed: I get throw my actions but did not commit yet
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ed: any updates to discuss?
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cyril: can we have a link to the chapter where the edits were made?
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ed: on the wiki?
21:08:12 [krit]
cyril: yes, a link on the wiki to the change on the spec
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cyril: it could help
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Tav: it could move
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cyril: e.g z-index, where is it?
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Tav: I don't remeber :)
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cyril: found i
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Tav: might be good to have a link
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21:10:03 [krit]
krit: Question, what styling on element definition?
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heycam: have not tried the lrecently one
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Tav: as a proposal, a table seems to be ok
21:10:49 [krit]
Tav: problems with table might be semantcis, but that is ok and can be fixed later
21:11:04 [krit]
Tav: SVG 1.1 has certain IDs that are used
21:11:20 [krit]
Tav: but there seems no trouble to switch to heycam proposal without it
21:11:28 [krit]
heycam: yes i think that is ok
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Tav: me too
21:11:34 [ed]
s/I get throw my actions but did not commit yet/I went through my actions and am working on some edits, but they are not yet ready to be committed/
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heycam: you are aksing because of edits that you are doing?
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krit: yes, I would like to have a style at the beginning
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heycam: can be changed later easily
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Tav: yes
21:12:26 [cyril]
zakim, mute me
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cyril should now be muted
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heycam: I finished most of marker stuff
21:12:53 [cyril]
zakim, unmute me
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cyril should no longer be muted
21:13:25 [krit]
heycam: I am not happy about the 2nd part of the marker spec, but it can be discussed on the list
21:13:43 [krit]
cyril: I reviewed marker and have a list of changes, send it tomorrow to the list
21:14:14 [krit]
Tav: everyone is interessted on it, so it might be better
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heycam: I mean public list or wg list
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21:14:39 [heycam]
we should use www-svg for technical discussion
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heycam: we should use www-svg
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general agreement to www-svg
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ed: next topic
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topic: seattle/paris F2F
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cyril: I made tests with Alan in Seattle
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cyril: he just used desktop client, we the equipment
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cyril: it worked
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cyril: the adobe equipment could work as well
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cyril: we have to confirm that the meeting are done as discussed
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cyril: I think the time slots of cameron are fine
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Tav: will we be able to call in?
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Tav: maybe i can go to seattle with the help of inkscape
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Tav: (small chance)
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cyril: I thought it would be helpful for people from europe
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Tav: yeah, but am not in paris at that time
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ed: I would come
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cyril: jwatt?
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heycam: unlikely
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cyril: who else would come to paris?
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cyril: so far we have 3?
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cyril: Is it worth to have a meeting in paris for just three? rooms are empty anyway
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cyril: we have polycom equ. so we have everything for video conference
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cyril: fine if we are just 3?
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ed: yes
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krit: did all people already assigned so far?
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cyril: 9 so far
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cyril: doug is not
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krit: I'll take car of hotel opertunities for seattle
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heycam: time is good. We can publish WD a couple of days later
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resolve: We go with the proposed time slots, meeting split to Seattle and Paris
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resolution: We go with the proposed time slots, meeting split to Seattle and Paris
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topic: SVG 2 styling
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krit: I just was not happy about the red color on elements
21:26:21 [cyril]
zakim, mute me
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cyril should now be muted
21:26:32 [krit]
krit: continue with smaller and bold text for attributes and elements
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heycam: I am fine if there are solutions that make it better
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heycam: list of quted attribute or element list might look scarry
21:28:08 [krit]
krit: do you have an example?
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heycam: try to get an example?
21:28:22 [heycam] -- click the "show" next to "presentation attributes"
21:29:05 [krit]
krit: looks ok for me
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krit: quotes are inside of links on attributes and elements, but outside for properties
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heycam: I try to change it and look how it looks liek
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Tav: heycam: but it is good as it is
21:30:59 [heycam] has an example of this note
21:31:33 [krit]
krit: current style looks great, will we have the same style on WD?
21:31:46 [krit]
heycam: yes, with exception of background
21:32:27 [krit]
heycam: for WD, do we want to publish it without background colors?
21:32:32 [ed]
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krit: I think so, yes
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ed: that is fine for me
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ed: yellow background should be reviewable text
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krit: but do we want to have backgrounds on WD at all?
21:34:01 [krit]
heycam: might be ok to have different styles for publishing WD
21:34:12 [krit]
heycam: we don't want to have annotations either
21:35:37 [krit]
krit: property and attributes have different blueish colors
21:35:42 [krit]
heycam: yes, planned
21:36:04 [krit]
krit: what for presentation attributes, should they be the attribute blue, or property blue?
21:36:23 [krit]
heycam: they should have the attribute blue
21:37:33 [heycam]
21:37:50 [krit]
krit: at the moement spec is not talking about presentation attr, but about the property, does this change for current attributes that move to presentation attributes as well?
21:37:58 [krit]
heycam: they might later, yes
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ed: next topic
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21:38:36 [ed]
topic: should we remove glyph-orientation-{horizontal,vertical}?
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topic: Remove glyph orientation vertical and horrizontal
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topic: should we remove glyph-orientation-{horizontal,vertical}?
21:39:37 [krit]
heycam: In CSS3 it will be a text orientation property
21:39:48 [krit]
heycam: it is not in gecko, but in opera and webkit
21:40:03 [krit]
heycam: is it ok to remove it yet?
21:40:31 [krit]
heycam: the current writing mode spec has some possibility to use the SVG orientation property
21:40:48 [krit]
heycam: so should this spec still have that? is it necessary?
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Tav: we might be the wrong people to ask
21:42:40 [krit]
heycam: since CSS has it, do we need it in SVG? Do we want to continue with CSS?
21:43:20 [krit]
krit: does CSS has angles for text orientation?
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heycam: might be limited
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heycam: but angle on SVG must be a multiple of 90deg
21:43:44 [heycam]
21:44:33 [krit]
krit: upside down text is not possible for CSS
21:44:35 [krit]
heycam: yes
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21:45:18 [krit]
heycam: not sure about vertical text implementations
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Tav: inkscape has it
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krit: webkit as well
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ed: opera has some support for it
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heycam: Iam aslo happy to keep it in the spec
21:47:07 [ed]
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??: Is it already deprecated?
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heycam: I think so
21:47:20 [krit]
heycam: maybe not
21:47:31 [nikos]
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heycam: if people are confortale enough we can remove it.
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heycam: or first deprecating?
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Tav: I don't know
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nikos: we need feedback from japan first
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ed: doe we have an action for someone?
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heycam: yes
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action: heycam will look into how removing GlyphOrientationHorizontalProperty would influence the web
21:50:03 [trackbot]
Created ACTION-3299 - Will look into how removing GlyphOrientationHorizontalProperty would influence the web [on Cameron McCormack - due 2012-06-07].
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topic: Removing kerning property in favour for font-kerning
21:50:48 [ed]
21:50:51 [heycam]
21:51:15 [krit]
heycam: only webkit implements kerning
21:51:32 [krit]
heycam: it gives posibility to override kerning of font
21:51:42 [krit]
heycam: and turn off automatical kerning
21:52:19 [krit]
heycam: font-kerning can turn on and off automatic kenring\
21:52:48 [krit]
heycam: you could get all functionality of kerning with turn off kerning with font-kerining and letter-spacing
21:53:01 [krit]
heycam: do we want to remove duplicated behavior?
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ed: I think so
21:54:25 [krit]
krit: the quetion is if authors can still rely on specs, if we remove parts that are specified later.
21:55:18 [krit]
heycam: if implementations haven't picked up things, we are in a lucky position that we still can change behavior
21:55:58 [krit]
ed: on the other hand kerning is more doing letter-spacing, so it is not doing what it suposed to
21:56:40 [krit]
heycam: I was able to find 5examples where kerning was used
21:57:57 [krit]
krit: is it already deprecated?
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heycam: it is not
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krit: At least we can agree to deprecate it
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heycam: as longer it remains on the spec, as more likely it will be used
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heycam: my preference is to remove it
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22:00:21 [krit]
krit: I don't have a strong feeling
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ed: any objections to remove it?
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resolution: remove kerning from spec
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resolution: remove kerning property from SVG spec
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Tav: we should note that it got removed and how to get the same behavior?
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heycam: good idea
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action: heycam remove kerning and mention to use font-kerning and letter-spacing instead
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Created ACTION-3300 - Remove kerning and mention to use font-kerning and letter-spacing instead [on Cameron McCormack - due 2012-06-07].
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topic: Should opacity property apply to markers
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krit: does spec disallow it?
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heycam: no
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heycam: question is from implementations point of view
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krit: would be more interessting to have marker and stroke as one piece
22:04:38 [ed]
so this is talking about <marker opacity="0.5">...</marker>, right?
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heycam: I know what you mean, could be interessting
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ed, yes
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Tav: we could use the new keywords
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krit: that wouldn't solve the problem that you see that they are not one piece
22:05:46 [krit]
nikos: that is something the nec compositing spec can help with, let me find a link
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krit: the spec does allow opacity on markers, so you are asking for disallowing it explicitly?
22:06:38 [nikos]
if they're in a knock-out group it would solve the problem of the stroke and the marker looking like different objects
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section 8.3 I think you were referring to Cam
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heycam: not really. Just wanted to discuss it, was not aware that it is allowed at that point
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nikos: was added by rik, and he propably want to work more on it
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heycam: looks like we can get the behavior that dirk wants
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krit: well, we were asked about it on webkit
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(talks about marker and stroke being one unit)
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ed: sounds reasonable
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ISSUE: consider allowing stroke and markers to be rendered as one unit wrt opacity
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Created ISSUE-2443 - Consider allowing stroke and markers to be rendered as one unit wrt opacity ; please complete additional details at .
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<g opacity="0.5"><line marker="url()"></g>
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ISSUE-2443: Maybe the Compositing spec will allow this.
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ISSUE-2443 Consider allowing stroke and markers to be rendered as one unit wrt opacity notes added
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ed: next topic?
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topic: Meaning of overflow: auto for SVG elements
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krit: is it about overflow-x/-y
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heycam: related
22:13:25 [krit]
heycam: in CSS it means scrollbars if if affects a bigger region
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heycam: in SVG means the same as visible
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heycam: auto means in CSS never paint outside the bix, while in SVG always outside the box
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heycam: proposal: change behavior to CSS described behavior
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heycam: the current behavior of gecko
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ed: might cause more clipping and perf lost on SVG
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heycam: auto is not the default value
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ed: true, hm not sure
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krit: I would agree heycam because of consitence with cSS spec
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ed: I am not sure if the CSS definition even applies to SVG
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heycam: For me it is more about scrolling
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heycam: in HTML content it will clip to the content
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heycam: no scrollbars
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s/applies to SVG/applies to SVG since there's no scrolling in svg/
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heycam: so it is more like hidden invisible
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heycam: overflow: scroll means the same a overflow: hidden in SVG
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ed: I think heycam arguments are good
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I'd agree that auto is more similar to scroll, which in svg is the same as hidden
22:23:15 [krit]
heycam: anyone against changing defintion of overflow: auto
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resolution: Accept the proposal of heycam to go the CSS way for overflow: auto
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action: heycam will change behavior to CSS way for overflow: auto
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Created ACTION-3301 - Will change behavior to CSS way for overflow: auto [on Cameron McCormack - due 2012-06-07].
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topic: overflow-x/overfllow-y
22:25:35 [ed]
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heycam: should both apply the same way like for HTML
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heycam: don't see any reason why we shouldn't do that
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krit: think it can be a benefit for authors
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ed: it is not more confusing than having CSS Transforms on box ....
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ed: what is the usecase in SVG?
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krit: different clipping behvairo
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heycam: how is it done on webkit?
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krit: not fully sure
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heycam: anyway, implementations are different now
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krit: any conclusion?
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ed: we should at least define what it should do
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ed: would like to see more usecases, but it might make sense
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action: heycam will work on usecases for overflow-x/-y
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Created ACTION-3302 - Will work on usecases for overflow-x/-y [on Cameron McCormack - due 2012-06-07].
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RRSAgent: make minutes
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I have made the request to generate krit
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GA_SVGWG(SVG1)5:00PM has ended
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Attendees were ed, cyril, +1.415.832.aaaa, heycam, nikos, krit, Tav, Doug_Schepers
23:58:37 [heycam]
action: cameron to look at non-default alternate style sheet for WD publication that shows coloured backgrounds
23:58:37 [trackbot]
Created ACTION-3303 - Look at non-default alternate style sheet for WD publication that shows coloured backgrounds [on Cameron McCormack - due 2012-06-07].