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Re: Have you ever thought about security issues?

From: <mental@rydia.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 11:15:00 -0500
Message-ID: <1131725700.4374c38497a89@www.rydia.net>
To: Maxim Shemanarev <mcseem@antigrain.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org, inkscape-devel@lists.sourceforge.net

Quoting Maxim Shemanarev <mcseem@antigrain.com>:

> I'm afraid nobody has ever thought of it. Are there any
> recommendations from W3C?

According to SVG 1.1, circular references are an error and should be
treated as such -- see the appendix on implementation requirements
(F.2 Error processing).  It's also referenced in the sections on
<use> (5.6, just after the examples) and in the overview section of
"References and the 'defs' element" (5.3.1).

Any problems with SVG implementations due to circular references is
an issue of non-conformance to that normative appendix.

Inkscape gets that part of the standard partly right: it at least
refuses to render circular references; in general they do not cause
harm (if you can find some cases where it does, please let us know).

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