Early Review of draft-brownlee-svg-rfc-07
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Summary: This draft is on track to be published as an Informational RFC,
but I have some suggestions that the authors may like to consider.
* Meta comment
It is not clear how the SVGs will be included in the RFCs? Will they be
included as inline XML? Can you please clarify.
* Section 1
Last paragraph: It is not really true that diagrams in RFCs are not
normative. e.g. The ordering of fields in a packet is specified by a
packet format diagram and the text only describes the contents of the
fields (and not necessarily the structure of the packet itself). Is this
* Section 4
Shouldn't we also be discussing the "role" attribute in the
I also found that the Web Accessibility Initiative's ARIA primer to be a
good introduction in addition to the SVG-ARIA reference.
* Sections 5.2 and 5.3
The meta language used in these sections (especially 5.3) is a bit
confusing. Is the goal of such languages to also go into the
presentation details as they do now? I think it would be more
illustrative if the example languages are made a bit simpler. e.g. I use
the mscgen program a lot in my day job and the language used by mscgen
is a bit simpler and illustrates the message sequence more clearly.