SVG 1.2 and parseXML

Hi all,

I have some problems with the new SVG 1.2 draft's specification of parseXML:


The parseXML in v1.2 should only handle document fragments.

1. I have many CAD plans or Templates, in svg, that have gone through
CAD2SVG, Adobe, Corel or other svg editors.  These plans or templates always
have chracter set information plus some have DTD with ENTITIES.  I always
use getURL and parseXML to load these plans.  As of 1.2, I can no longer use
any of these files.

2. I live in Europe and we have German, French, Spanish, etc, characters
sets that will also not make it through parseXML because character set xml
processor commands are also not allowed.

Because of both of these problems we are forced to NOT use SVG v1.2. :(

Why should parseXML not allow full documents?

Mit freundlichen Gren/Regards
Chris Peto
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Received on Tuesday, 17 February 2004 04:42:23 UTC