RE: [whatwg] SVG cloning elements from HTML5

On Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 20:09, David Dailey <> wrote:
> This is a much more pleasant phrasing than "idiotically-authored" since I'm
> sure some would call some of my experiments the former, though, your
> description is much preferable.
> Whenever folks talk about their willingness to break prior content, it is
> important to remember
> a) As our friends at Boeing remind us, much SVG content is not visible to
> Google's crawlers, being behind closed doors.

The breakage we are talking about is not of SVG, it's of HTML sites
that, for whatever reason, contain just an <svg> start tag and no end

It's blatantly wrong and only worked in the first place because it was
written before *any* browser supported inline SVG in HTML.  It's
someone making a dumb mistake and leaving it in their page


Received on Friday, 27 June 2014 17:59:34 UTC