Re: [svg11] svg out-of-context rendering

Quoting Cameron McCormack <>:
> Then I guess according to the Error Processing section[1], which says:
>   The document shall be rendered up to, but not including, the first
>   element which has an error.
> since the document element is the one causing it to be not a conforming
> stand-alone document/fragment, nothing will be rendered.  Though perhaps
> you could consider that element as being not the one that has an error,
> but in fact it's the structure of the document that is causing the
> problem, in which case that rule doesn't apply.  Seems reasonable that
> it is, though.

So you agree it is underdefined?

> In terms of a "CSS rendering context", as mentioned in the document's
> comment, I don't think it's up to SVG to say how that works or when the
> UA is meant to switch to this rendering mode.

SVG could say that SVG rendering rules do not apply and that the UA should use
its default rendering mechanism to render the elements. As it happens, that is
CSS for every desktop UA.

Kind regards,

Anne van Kesteren

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Monday, 31 October 2005 09:13:33 UTC