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Re: version attribute of svg element

From: Nikos Andronikos <Nikos.Andronikos@cisra.canon.com.au>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 05:10:16 +0000
To: Sairus Patel <sppatel@adobe.com>
CC: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6028008A-14D0-42B3-9B8F-A7C492C32DF1@cisra.canon.com.au>

> On 8 Apr 2016, at 9:36 AM, Sairus Patel <sppatel@adobe.com> wrote:
> re. https://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/struct.html#SVGElementVersionAttribute

> Can the version attribute validly be absent in an SVG 1.1 document? Is your answer documented in the SVG spec anywhere?

I would say it is not required, but I don’t believe it is documented anywhere.

In XML the version attribute is recommended but not required.
See https://www.w3.org/TR/xml/#sec-prolog-dtd

It’s likely that the version attribute on the svg element was influenced from XML so that is probably a reasonable definition to fall back on.

> I’m aware that https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Attribute/version says the attribute is “purely advisory and has no influence on rendering or processing.” Is this a way of saying that the attribute can validly be absent in an SVG 1.1 document?

kind of?
It’s all a bit vague really.

> I’m also aware that the attribute has been removed in SVG 2.
> The context: We are crafting a few SVG doc examples for the SVG-in-OpenType specification. I’d like not to include the version attribute (smaller SVG docs are a good thing).
> Thanks,
> Sairus


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