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Re: [SVGMobile12] "'svg' element" and "SVG elements"

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 20:11:11 +0100
Message-ID: <148607247.20051111201111@w3.org>
To: www-svg@w3.org
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

Hello www-svg,

> The spec uses the term "SVG elements" repeatedly without (as far as I can
> tell) defining it. Does it mean elements in the SVG namespace, elements 
> defined in the spec, or something else?

We have added a definition of SVG element:

  An element within the SVG namespace defined by the SVG language

> Similarly, what exactly is "the 'svg' element"? Does it mean any element 
> with the tag name "svg"? Local name "svg"? Local name "svg" in the SVG 
> namespace? Something else?

The revised definition now makes it clearer that 'svg' element means
'Local name "svg" in the SVG namespace'.

Thus for example, assuming an in-scope namespace declaration mapping the
prefix "s" to "http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" the following are SVG

s:path s:radialGradient s:svg

but only the third one is also an 'svg' element.

Please let us know shortly if this clarification does not resolve your

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
Received on Friday, 11 November 2005 19:11:12 UTC

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