Snapshot draft of SVG 1.2 released


The SVG Working Group is pleased to announce the availability of a
snapshot draft of SVG 1.2.

This document shows ongoing work, and is published now to get early
feedback and to give a document for the SVG WG face to face meeting
next week. Portions are known to be incomplete; we anticipate a new
draft in a few weeks time. Please see in particular the 'status of
this document' section:

> This document is the fifth public working draft of the SVG 1.2
> specification. It lists the areas of new work in version 1.2 of SVG
> and is not a complete language description. The SVG Working Group
> consider the feature set of SVG 1.2 to be approaching stability.
> However, there are some cases where the descriptions in this
> document are incomplete and simply show the current thoughts of the
> SVG Working Group on the feature, or list the open issues.
> Therefore, this document should not be considered stable.
> The SVG Working Group planned for this release to be a nearly
> complete draft of the SVG 1.2 language. However, the Group chose to
> publish an incomplete draft now in order to get public feedback on
> the new features as soon as possible. The sixth public Working Draft
> of SVG 1.2 is tentatively scheduled for publication in two weeks
> time. See the list of features expected to be included in that
> release.

See also the changelog:

and the plans for the next draft:

We encourage you to look at the new RelaxNG Schema for SVG 1.2

People interested in the new DOM are encouraged to look at:

17.1 DOM Level 3 Support

17.2 Subsetting the DOM for mobile devices
the link above for the overall goals and introduction, and the
following link for the details of the Tiny part:

17.3 Typed access to attribute values

The next draft will complete the integration of the uDOM, DOM3, and
traits; this was not completed in time for this draft. DOM 3
normalization of attribute values provides both more power and a lower
implementation footprint because the string form does not need to be
stored but can be computed on demand from the internal representation.

 Chris Lilley          
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group

Received on Thursday, 26 February 2004 18:15:09 UTC