Last Comment Bug 273171 - Text 'tref' not supported
: Text 'tref' not supported
: testcase
Product: Core
Classification: Components
Component: SVG (show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
: Jet Villegas (:jet)
: 430485 826123 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: svg11tests
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Reported: 2004-12-04 13:30 PST by jonathan chetwynd
Modified: 2014-06-02 22:34 PDT (History)
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Description User image jonathan chetwynd 2004-12-04 13:30:46 PST
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8a6) Gecko/20041125
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8a6) Gecko/20041125

'Referenced character data' is not displayed should be in "red"

Reproducible: Always
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Comment 1 User image Ivan G Shevchenko 2007-12-08 16:15:12 PST
that's a missing feature (an important one IMHO). shouldn't this bug's severity be made major?
Comment 2 User image Sylvain Pasche 2008-04-23 15:21:29 PDT
*** Bug 430485 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 User image Manuel Strehl 2010-02-23 10:32:42 PST
Just to ping this one again (to celebrate its 5th birthday). Actually, IMHO this should be quite a fast fix (although I have no clues of the Gecko internals, I might therefore be totally wrong).

Why a fast fix? From my reading of the spec it seems as if <tref/> is nothing else than a <use/> in disguise, and the latter is almost fully implemented. The only difference is, that <use/> uses all referenced DOM elements while <tref/> uses all CDATA.
Comment 4 User image Helder "Lthere" Magalhães 2010-02-24 01:48:04 PST
Some have lately blogged [1] [2] about the wish to suppress this from SVG future. I also have never used this potentially neat feature, but mostly because of lack of support (if Firefox, at least).

I'm not claiming that priority should be increased/decreased, I'm just throwing these links in the hope of being useful. :-)

Actually, I find this feature interesting in the scope of declarative SVG (read: non-scripted) but potentially superseded by the params proposal [3] [4]?

Comment 5 User image Robert Longson 2013-01-03 02:44:54 PST
*** Bug 826123 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 User image Cameron McCormack (:heycam) (away 25 Feb–5 Mar) 2014-06-02 22:34:58 PDT
The SVG Working Group recently resolved to remove <tref> from the spec.

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