New SVG spec reunites Exchange, Stylable
02:01, 7 Jul 2000 UTC | Simon St.Laurent

The W3C has released a new public review draft of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), removing an extra flavor of SVG that had appeared in an earlier draft.

The largest change is the replacement of "the two-grammar approach" with "a single grammar approach which allows styling either using CSS or via corresponding XML attributes". While the distinction is reduced within the specification, it may remain in practice to some extent:

"all Conforming SVG Viewers must support the ability to assign styling properties via the XML "presentation attributes", and any CSS-enabled viewer must support the ability to assign styling properties via CSS syntax in the form of CSS style sheets or style rules within a 'style' attribute. "

Other significant changes include revisions to the SVG DOM, as well as additional layout and animation functionality and cleanup.

Although this draft is not itself labeled a 'Last Call Working Draft', it is the second draft following a second Last Call draft, and "Depending on feedback to this draft, the goal is to publish a Candidate Recommendation soon once outstanding issues are addressed."

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