ISSUE-2134: Ambiguities in the 'use' element

use element ambiguities

Ambiguities in the 'use' element

SVG 1.2 Tiny: Last Call
Raised by:
Doug Schepers
Opened on:
Cyril Concolato
* Section 5.6
The following sentence is unclear:
"If an event listener is registered on a referenced element, then the actual target for the event will be the SVGElementInstance object within the "instance tree" corresponding to the given referenced element."
What is the difference with the next paragraph ?

In this section, the spec explain the transfer of attribute from a use element to an hypothetical g element. In this explanation, why is the 'xlink:href' of a use element transfered to the generated content? What is the purpose?

I think there is an editing mistake in this section. It says:
"except for resolution of relative IRI references as noted above and until the referenced elements are modified. Note also that any changes to the used element are immediately reflected in the generated content. "
The first sentence is incomplete.

Could you add a clarification explaining what happens to id and xml:id attributes in the deep-cloned tree? For example, between examples 05_13.svg and 05_14.svg, ids have been remove. Please explain also what happens to xlink:href attributes especially that internal references to the cloned tree are replaced by 'scoped' references.

Example "image-use-base.svg" contains errors. The use element does not have width and height attributes.

According to the example image-use-base.svg, the content of xml:base is not simply transfered to the "generated 'g' element" but the xml:base is resolved before transfering in it to the generated 'g' element. Could you clarify this process?

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  4. Re: [1.2T-LC] Comments on Last Call WD of SVG T1.2 (ACTION-2315, ISSUE-2134) (from on 2008-10-17)
  5. SVG/profiles/1.2T/master struct.html,1.225,1.226 (from on 2008-10-17)
  6. SVG/profiles/1.2T/master/examples image-use-base.svg,1.3,1.4 (from on 2008-10-17)
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  9. Minutes October 16, 2008, marathon telcon (from on 2008-10-16)
  10. Summary of my comments (from on 2008-10-14)
  11. Re: [1.2T-LC] Comments on Last Call WD of SVG T1.2 (from on 2008-10-13)
  12. ISSUE-2134 (use element ambiguities): Ambiguities in the 'use' element [Last Call: SVG 1.2 Tiny ] (from on 2008-10-13)

Related notes:

Compromise, some changes and some explanations. Commenter satisfied:

Doug Schepers, 2 Nov 2008, 21:12:15

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