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Re: xlink

From: Dean Jackson <dean@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 13:15:47 +1000
To: Sigurd Lerstad <sigler@bredband.no>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030627031547.GA10602@grorg.org>

On Fri 27 Jun 2003, Sigurd Lerstad wrote:

> 
> Hello,
> 
> Is specifying the xlink prefix with a namespace uri with xmlns optional in
> svg? 

No. It should be there if you use the href attribute on any
element.

> On the adobe site, there are a lot of svg files which use xlink:href
> without first declaring xmlns:xlink=http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink

That's because we screwed up SVG 1.0 and forgot to add xmlns:xlink
to the DTD, which meant that in order to be valid you had to 
leave it off. We fixed it in an erratum, so all should be ok now!

Dean
Received on Thursday, 26 June 2003 23:15:01 GMT

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