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Re: version attribute of svg element

From: Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2016 21:45:58 +0200
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <2550649.oFcciXHP3K@ap03>
Manuel Strehl:
>Remembering from the Olden Days that #FIXED in DTDs means, that an 
>#FIXED attribute is not literally required in the XML source, the DTD 
>says you can omit it.

Obviously this counts only, if this DTD is referenced with a doctype.
If both are missing, we only have a document without version indication,
not wrong, but one cannot say, what is a right or wrong interpretation of the 
document - 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 2.0 - everything might be possible.
And because all of them have smaller or bigger differences, it will be a 
problem to get the right interpretation without version indication.
One has only SVG tag soup without a precise meaning, if the different 
recommendations differ.
This problem occurs already with the second edition of SVG 1.1, it has no
own version indications, but differs in some points from the first edition.
For such points there is not really a defined interpretation of affected 
documents or document fragments.

Looking at the date of production of a document will not be possible as well 
always or is not sufficient

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