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Re: version attribute of svg element

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 13:29:21 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDkFcX2Jd1WAcW+QX75B_Xk=FJr+DVsiqr2mx_hPR9CVw@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 1:24 PM, Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de> wrote:
> Tab Atkins Jr.:
>> 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.
>
> Versions of user agents change almost every month now.
> But the meaning of a SVG document with some version indication
> does not change at all, no matter, how they are currently interpreted or
> presented.
> Their meaning is not time dependent.

In practice, yes, it does change, and yes, it is time-dependent.

Pretending otherwise does not help the question-asker.  We should not
give people the false impression that adding a version="1.1" attribute
to their page will have some effect.

~TJ
Received on Friday, 8 April 2016 20:30:08 UTC

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