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Re: Should svg work in less strict html5 documents with an html mime-type?

From: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 17:29:09 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTikLVFqQSzoHpYa8osH+VZJg2QbriCUZriTn9Efc@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kevin Ar18 <kevinar18@hotmail.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Patience Kevin! :)

You're making an assumption that all browsers currently support this.  At
the moment the following do (to my knowledge):

- Firefox 4+
- Chrome 6+
- IE9+

Presumably Safari and Opera will soon follow suit.

Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.


On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Kevin Ar18 <kevinar18@hotmail.com> wrote:

>  I've noticed that when inserting svg into an html 5 document !DOCTYPE
> HTML  that svg will not work.
> Instead, I have to name the file  file.xhtml and use an xml document with
> an explicit xhtml namespace (for the html portions) and an explicit svg
> namespace (for the svg portions).
> The following does not work:
> file.html
> <html>
> <body>
> <svg>
> <rect>
> Now, I know that HTML does not follow strict xml rules, whereas SVG does.
> However, the html5 specs say that svg is supposed to be a valid element even
> in html documents.  It seems a little bit of a shame to have to turn all
> html documents into the more strict xml/xhtml conforming version just to use
> SVG.
> It's probably just something that I don't understand... but I wanted to
> check anyways.
Received on Friday, 3 September 2010 00:29:57 UTC

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