RE: SVG tiny


Thank you for your response. I appreciate your fast feedback.
Please find enclosed an archive named w3.rar with the concrete examples.

Until now I opened the .ai files (see: enclosed) and then used the command File > Scripts > SaveDocsAsSVG.
They were saved in the SVG 1.1 format (<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC> "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN") (see: 01 script.svg enclosed).

Now, for the tiny format I tried:

1. Save As > SVG (*.SVG)
SVG Option: SVG Tiny 1.2 (see: 01 Save As.svg and D6B27C75.png enclosed)
And I received the following Adobe Illustrator alert:
"Transparent artwork is rasterized."
Also it embedded a rough .png file (which is unacceptable for my clients, they want only vector, no raster).

2. Save for Web and Services:
SVG > SVG Tiny 1.2 (see: 01 Save for Web.svg enclosed)
And, in the preview window, the transparency part is changed into opaque.

Please let me konw what should I do next.

Thank you,

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Ralph Giles
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 6:28 PM
To: ROUTE 66 - Lia Arnaut
Subject: Re: SVG tiny

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 5:13 AM, ROUTE 66 - Lia Arnaut <> wrote:

> Until now I had to provide icons in the SVG 1.1 format (<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC
> "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN") that allowed me to preserve the opacity of the
> elements. Now I have to provide icons in the SVG 1.2 tiny format or SVG 1.1
> tiny (<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1 Tiny//EN") but the
> transparent artwork is rasterized.

SVG Tiny does support transparency, using the stroke-opacity,
fill-opacity and stop-opacity attributes, so this sounds like a tool
limitation. I don't have any specific suggestions for an alternate.
What are you using now, and what's the source format?


Received on Thursday, 25 February 2010 07:36:08 UTC