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Re: Specification of SVG header with DOCTYPE TRANSITIONAL

From: Anthony Judge <anthony.judge@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:43:46 +0200
Message-ID: <CAAr1nr+DvFBTJ5UCQc3y4a9Jo7qFcOAsbGS4B+4q0RCk10xa=Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Cc: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
On further investigation, I have discovered that I could import legacy
SVGs with outdated markup into Inkscape and then save the result as
SVG. Inkscape adds/corrects the markup and the result renders in some

The result  passes the W3C validation with only minimal warnings.
Information to this effect could usefully figure in the validation
process. The current suggestion of combining SVG headers with
TRANSITIONAL is unnecessarily  misleading since there does not appear
to be any model for doing so -- or no examples are readily to be

That said, the minimal warnings do not mean that all features of a
legacy SVG will render in a current browser. That is a browser/SVG
compatibility issue not a validation issue.

Anthony Judge
Received on Thursday, 12 October 2017 06:44:09 UTC

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