[Clipart] invalid SVG in OpenClipArtLibrary collection
Ruud Steltenpool, http://svg.startpagina.nl
svg at steltenpower.com
Thu Oct 12 03:04:33 PDT 2006
I've notified some people on #openclipart (IRC channel), and send rejon
code (takes out 'foreign' namespaces and enforces a doctype before
sending it to the W3C validator) to help detect the invalidities. Good
work is being done.
About 6 days ago i sent a big list of URLs with "valid / NOT valid"
besides them to this list, but it never showed up in the archives.
Maybe a filter or a moderator didn't like it.
One of the errors that showed up often was space="preserve", which
should either be removed or put in a namespace other than svg's or
xlink's before it can be valid. xml:space="preserve" is valid and
whatever:space="preserve" will be ignored by an SVG viewer, so is fine
too. Based on the source code of those files it was most likely Adobe
Illustrator that introduced the invalid code and i've filed a bug.
Making sure (especially on-line) content is valid is rather important to
really enjoy the power of a standard. Therefore if you find invalid
content, please fix it and report it to the creator and the people who
created his/her tool
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