Error and omission in SVG spec

I'm currently reading through and digesting the SVG spec (1999/7/6

It does not appear to specify which corner of a viewport is the origin. 
Is it the top left (typical for computer graphics systems) or the bottom
left (normal for Cartesian co-ordinates)?  Or is there a reason why it
should not be specified?

I also noticed a minor error in section 8.5, which says:
"If <sy> is not provided, it is assumed to be equal to <sy>."
The second instance of "<sy>" should presumably say "<sx>".

Received on Wednesday, 14 July 1999 11:16:41 UTC