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Re: SVG-2.33 Perl module uploaded to CPAN

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 15:15:36 -0500
Message-ID: <4287ADE8.7010603@mit.edu>
To: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
CC: www-svg@w3.org

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Is there actually software out there that parses SVG without namespaces? 

"sort of".  Some SVG versions define a default "xmlns" attribute in the DTD, so 
software that loads external DTDs would actually see a namespace attribute 
there.  Software that uses a non-validating parser (such as Mozilla) may not 
load external DTDs and hence may not see the "xmlns" attribute.

That said, I can't recall whether the Adobe SVG plugin also allows lack of an 
xmlns in SVG versions that do not use the DTD in question....

-Boris
Received on Sunday, 15 May 2005 20:15:58 GMT

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