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[Bug 21799] New: SVG does not require a !DOCTYPE delcaration

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Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:03:14 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-21799-169@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=21799

            Bug ID: 21799
           Summary: SVG does not require a !DOCTYPE delcaration
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Validator
           Version: HEAD
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Parser
          Assignee: dave.null@w3.org
          Reporter: trlkly@hotmail.com
        QA Contact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org

The validator claims that, to be valid SVG, one must declare a !DOCTYPE. While
such is allowed in the SVG spec, it is not only not required, but is even
actively discouraged in the current spec:
http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/intro.html#NamespaceAndDTDIdentifiers

I realized that the SVG parser is essentially in beta, as the warnings always
state. But that's all the more reason to report a bug. The SVG tag with its
namespace and version declarations should be sufficient to identify the
document as SVG 1.1 for the purpose of validation.

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