This specification defines the features and syntax for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), a language for describing two-dimensional vector and mixed vector/raster graphics in XML.
The Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.0 specification is still in the Candidate Recommendation phase. This new draft specification is being published to reflect minor changes to the specification and editorial updates resulting from implementation feedback.
The SVG Working Group (Members-only) considers the specification to be stable and encourages implementation and comment on the specification during this period. The Candidate Recommendation review period ends when there exists at least one SVG implementation which passes each of the Basic Effectivity (BE) tests in the SVG test suite. The implementation status of SVG is already very good, and at this point, most of the test are passed by one or multiple implementations, but as yet the exit criteria have not been met. It is anticipated that implementation status will be such that the exit criteria will be met in approximately one month. Please send review comments before the review period ends to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should this specification prove very difficult or impossible to implement, the Working Group will return the document to Working Draft status and make necessary changes. Otherwise, the Working Group anticipates asking the W3C Director to advance this document to Proposed Recommendation.
This is a W3C Working Draft for review by W3C Members and other interested parties. It is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to use W3C Working Drafts as reference material or to cite them as other than "work in progress". This is work in progress and does not imply endorsement by, or the consensus of, the W3C Membership.
This document has been produced as part of the Graphics Activity. The authors of this document are the SVG WG members. The editor is Jon Ferraiolo.
A list of current W3C Recommendations and other technical documents can be found at http://www.w3.org/TR/.
The following sections have not been written yet, but are expected to be be present in later versions of this specification: