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Re: version attribute of svg element

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 13:08:26 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDD6LDkkpQPkmbkDYD0TDAsa-CDP72USejGWT6H=p9wDOg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Cc: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
On Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 12:45 PM, Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de> wrote:
> 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.

More correctly: it doesn't matter what version you indicate, because
user agents don't contain multiple rendering engines to support
different versions.  Whatever you put there (or if you omit it),
you'll get the latest version of SVG.

Received on Friday, 8 April 2016 20:09:13 UTC

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