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

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 "" 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          
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG

Received on Friday, 11 November 2005 19:11:12 UTC