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Re: SVG 1.2 Comment: Media type registration conformance and XML namespaces

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 22:50:58 +0100
Message-ID: <14510274216.20041108225058@w3.org>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

On Monday, November 8, 2004, 7:56:21 PM, L. wrote:

LDB> On Monday 2004-11-08 18:09 +0100, Chris Lilley wrote:
>> On Friday, November 5, 2004, 9:27:41 PM, L. wrote:
>> LDB> My point was that if there are no elements in the SVG namespace, then
>> LDB> the extracted svg fragment is empty, according to [2].  DTD validity
>> LDB> can't be applied to a document with no elements in it (which actually
>> LDB> isn't even well-formed).
>> In which case it is not a conforming SVG fragment, so that works.

LDB> Right, but the specification doesn't give any constraints on how
LDB> user-agents should handle such a document.  And their handling of these
LDB> documents, sent as image/svg+xml, is a real-world interoperability
LDB> problem, as I said in my first message [1].

Okay, now I understand the point you are making.

The definition of conforming fragment needs to be expanded to include
flattened trees, which might contain SVG namespace content.

LDB> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2004Nov/0046.html

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
Received on Monday, 8 November 2004 21:51:00 UTC

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