SVG Doctype of Adobe Illustrator 9 generated files isn't recognized

VERIFIED INVALID

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Core
SVG
VERIFIED INVALID
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Thomas Keller, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050523 Firefox/1.0+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050523 Firefox/1.0+

While looking for SVG examples I stumbled across one which
seems to be exported by the vector program Adobe Illustrator 9.

Unfortunately FF "DeerPark" didn't seem to recognize the supplied
DTD so the browser rendered plain XML.




Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Save the following XML into a *.svg file and try to open it with FF 1.0+

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<!-- Generator: Adobe Illustrator 9.0, SVG Export Plug-In  -->
<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 20010904//EN" 
  "http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-SVG-20010904/DTD/svg10.dtd">
<svg width="100" height="100"></svg>
The quoted snippet is missing a namespace declaration and is therefore not SVG.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 2

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> The quoted snippet is missing a namespace declaration and is therefore not SVG.

Hrmm... sorry, but isn't that a bit nit-picking? Doesn't the DOCTYPE already
identify the document and its root element "<svg>" as SVG? Aren't namespaces
useful if one mixes different XML dialects (which is not the case in this 
example)? Adobe's SVG plugin renders the file without a problem.

My point of view: If Joe User exports a vector graphic from his (older) drawing 
program which does not put a xmlns declaration into the file, shouldn't the viewer
try to do its best and display the file?

You may correct me on any point.

Thomas.

Comment 3

13 years ago
Mozilla is not a validating parser (neither is Adobe's SVG viewer, file a bug on
them please) and so does not recognize the "fixed namespace" from the DOCTYPE.
Following that, we don't know if this element is foo:svg, bar:svg, or svg:svg so
we can't recognize it as SVG. This logic applies to XHTML documents as well and
has for years.

Authors should fix this problem and Adobe should fix their bugs.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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