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SVG12: version attribute

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 00:58:59 +0200
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <42e5e947.138200859@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

Dear Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group,

  In http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-SVGMobile12-20050413/struct.html the
version attribute of the 'svg' element is defined as follows:

[...]
  Indicates the SVG language version to which this document fragment
  conforms.

  In SVG 1.0 and SVG 1.1 this attribute had to the value "1.0" or
  "1.1" respectively. For SVG 1.2, the attribute should have the
  value "1.2".
[...]

This makes no sense, if the attribute does not have the value "1.2"
the document fragment is not a SVG Tiny 1.2 document in which case
the requirement does not apply. The schema fragment further suggests
that the attribute is optional which makes no sense for the same
reason. Worse, the schema defines a default value of "1.1" which is
inappropriate for SVG Tiny 1.2 and contradicts that the attribute is
optional. Please change the draft to clearly state that the version
attribute is mandatory with "1.2" beeing the only possible canonical
value for the 'svg' element.

regards.
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