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SVG12: SVG namespace declaration

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 00:58:59 +0200
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <42e4e945.138199062@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

Dear Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group,

  http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-SVGMobile12-20050413/struct.html section
5.1.1 claims 

[...]
  In all cases, for compliance with the "Namespaces in XML 1.1" 
  Recommendation [XML-NS], an SVG namespace declaration must be
  in scope on the 'svg' element, so that all SVG elements are
  identified as belonging to the SVG namespace.
[...]

This is incorrect, if the 'svg' element is not in the SVG namespace the
requirement does not apply. All the draft could say is, when a resource
has been determined to be a SVG document through means of higher-level
protocols such as a Content-Type protocol header, the root element of
the document must be an 'svg' element in the SVG namespace. Please
change the draft to state something that is neither incorrect nor mis-
leading.

regards.
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