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Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 Specification

14 January 2003 reformatted on 03 March 2009

Is this document a Web standard? ✔ Yes, this is a W3C Recommendation
Is this the latest draft of this specification? ✔ Yes.
For the most recent draft of this specificationhttp://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/
Relation to other standards and drafts SVG
Editors
  • Jon Ferraiolo, Adobe Systems (version 1.0)
  • 藤沢 淳 (FUJISAWA Jun), Canon (modularization and DTD)
  • Dean Jackson, W3C/CSIRO (version 1.1)
  • More about editors and authors
About this document (more below)

Abstract

This specification defines the features and syntax for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Version 1.1, a modularized language for describing two-dimensional vector and mixed vector/raster graphics in XML.

Table of Contents

The authors of the SVG 1.1 specification are the people who participated in the SVG Working Group as members or alternates.

Authors:
  • Ola Andersson, ZOOMON AB
  • Phil Armstrong, Corel Corporation
  • Henric Axelsson, Ericsson AB
  • Robin Berjon, Expway
  • Benoît Bézaire, Corel Corporation
  • John Bowler, Microsoft Corporation
  • Craig Brown, Canon Information Systems Research Australia
  • Mike Bultrowicz, Savage Software
  • Tolga Capin, Nokia
  • Milt Capsimalis, Autodesk Inc.
  • Mathias Larsson Carlander, Ericsson AB
  • Jakob Cederquist, ZOOMON AB
  • Charilaos Christopoulos, Ericsson AB
  • Richard Cohn, Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Lee Cole, Quark
  • Don Cone, America Online Inc.
  • Alex Danilo, Canon Information Systems Research Australia
  • Thomas DeWeese, Eastman Kodak
  • David Dodds, Lexica
  • Andrew Donoho, IBM
  • David Duce, Oxford Brookes University
  • Jerry Evans, Sun Microsystems
  • Jon Ferraiolo, Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Darryl Fuller, Schema Software
  • 藤沢 淳 (FUJISAWA Jun), Canon
  • Scott Furman, Netscape Communications Corporation
  • Brent Getlin, Macromedia
  • Peter Graffagnino, Apple
  • Rick Graham, BitFlash
  • Vincent Hardy, Sun Microsystems Inc.
  • 端山 貴也 (HAYAMA Takanari), KDDI Research Labs
  • Lofton Henderson, OASIS
  • Jan Christian Herlitz, Excosoft
  • Alan Hester, Xerox Corporation
  • Bob Hopgood, RAL (CCLRC)
  • 石川 雅康 (ISHIKAWA Masayasu), W3C
  • Dean Jackson, W3C/CSIRO (W3C Team Contact)
  • Christophe Jolif, ILOG S.A.
  • Lee Klosterman, Hewlett-Packard
  • 小林 亜令 (KOBAYASHI Arei), KDDI Research Labs
  • Thierry Kormann, ILOG S.A.
  • Yuri Khramov, Schema Software
  • Kelvin Lawrence, IBM
  • Håkon Lie, Opera
  • Chris Lilley, W3C (Working Group Chair)
  • Philip Mansfield, Schema Software
  • Kevin McCluskey, Netscape Communications Corporation
  • 水口 充 (MINAKUCHI Mitsuru), Sharp Corporation
  • Luc Minnebo, Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
  • Tuan Nguyen, Microsoft Corporation
  • 小野 修一郎 (ONO Shuichiro), Sharp Corporation
  • Antoine Quint, Fuchsia Design (formerly of ILOG)
  • 相良 毅 (SAGARA Takeshi), KDDI Research Labs
  • Troy Sandal, Visio Corporation
  • Peter Santangeli, Macromedia
  • Haroon Sheikh, Corel Corporation
  • Brad Sipes, ZOOMON AB
  • Peter Sorotokin, Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Gavriel State, Corel Corporation
  • Robert Stevahn, Hewlett-Packard
  • Timothy Thompson, Eastman Kodak
  • 上田 宏高 (UEDA Hirotaka), Sharp Corporation
  • Rick Yardumian, Canon Development Americas
  • Charles Ying, Openwave Systems Inc.
  • Shenxue Zhou, Quark

Acknowledgments

The SVG Working Group would like to acknowledge the great many people outside of the SVG Working Group who help with the process of developing the SVG 1.1 specification. These people are too numerous to list individually. They include but are not limited to the early implementers of the SVG 1.0 and 1.1 languages (including viewers, authoring tools, and server-side transcoders), developers of SVG content, people who have contributed on the www-svg@w3.org and svg-developers@yahoogroups.com email lists, other Working Groups at the W3C, and the W3C Team. SVG 1.1 is truly a cooperative effort between the SVG Working Group, the rest of the W3C, and the public and benefits greatly from the pioneering work of early implementers and content developers, feedback from the public, and help from the W3C team.

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Status of This Document

This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. The latest status of this document series is maintained at the W3C.

This document is the 14 January 2003 Recommendation of the SVG 1.1 specification. SVG 1.1 serves two purposes: to provide a modularization of SVG based on SVG 1.0 and to include the errata found so far in SVG 1.0. The SVG Working Group believes SVG 1.1 has been widely reviewed by the community, developers and other W3C groups. The list of changes made in this version of the document is available.

On 30 April 2009 this document was edited in place to fix a number of dead links. The W3C Team has kept a copy of the original document.

Public comments on this Recommendation are welcome. Please send them to www-svg@w3.org: the public email list for issues related to vector graphics on the Web. This list is archived and senders must agree to have their message publicly archived from their first posting. To subscribe send an email to www-svg-request@w3.org with the word subscribe in the subject line.

The W3C SVG Working Group have released a test suite for SVG 1.1 along with an implementation report.

This document has been produced by the W3C SVG Working Group as part of the Graphics Activity within the W3C Interaction Domain. The goals of the W3C SVG Working Group are discussed in the W3C SVG Charter (W3C Members only). The W3C SVG Working Group maintains a public Web page, http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/, that contains further background information. The authors of this document are the SVG Working Group participants.

A list of current W3C Recommendations and other technical documents can be found at http://www.w3.org/TR/. W3C publications may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time.

Available languages

The English version of this specification is the only normative version. However, for translations in other languages see http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/svg-updates/translations.html.

Editors, Authors

Editors:
Jon Ferraiolo, Adobe Systems <jon.ferraiolo@adobe.com> (version 1.0)
藤沢 淳 (FUJISAWA Jun), Canon <fujisawa.jun@canon.co.jp> (modularization and DTD)
Dean Jackson, W3C/CSIRO <dean@w3.org> (version 1.1)
Authors:
See author list
Authors:
  • Ola Andersson, ZOOMON AB
  • Phil Armstrong, Corel Corporation
  • Henric Axelsson, Ericsson AB
  • Robin Berjon, Expway
  • Benoît Bézaire, Corel Corporation
  • John Bowler, Microsoft Corporation
  • Craig Brown, Canon Information Systems Research Australia
  • Mike Bultrowicz, Savage Software
  • Tolga Capin, Nokia
  • Milt Capsimalis, Autodesk Inc.
  • Mathias Larsson Carlander, Ericsson AB
  • Jakob Cederquist, ZOOMON AB
  • Charilaos Christopoulos, Ericsson AB
  • Richard Cohn, Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Lee Cole, Quark
  • Don Cone, America Online Inc.
  • Alex Danilo, Canon Information Systems Research Australia
  • Thomas DeWeese, Eastman Kodak
  • David Dodds, Lexica
  • Andrew Donoho, IBM
  • David Duce, Oxford Brookes University
  • Jerry Evans, Sun Microsystems
  • Jon Ferraiolo, Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Darryl Fuller, Schema Software
  • 藤沢 淳 (FUJISAWA Jun), Canon
  • Scott Furman, Netscape Communications Corporation
  • Brent Getlin, Macromedia
  • Peter Graffagnino, Apple
  • Rick Graham, BitFlash
  • Vincent Hardy, Sun Microsystems Inc.
  • 端山 貴也 (HAYAMA Takanari), KDDI Research Labs
  • Lofton Henderson, OASIS
  • Jan Christian Herlitz, Excosoft
  • Alan Hester, Xerox Corporation
  • Bob Hopgood, RAL (CCLRC)
  • 石川 雅康 (ISHIKAWA Masayasu), W3C
  • Dean Jackson, W3C/CSIRO (W3C Team Contact)
  • Christophe Jolif, ILOG S.A.
  • Lee Klosterman, Hewlett-Packard
  • 小林 亜令 (KOBAYASHI Arei), KDDI Research Labs
  • Thierry Kormann, ILOG S.A.
  • Yuri Khramov, Schema Software
  • Kelvin Lawrence, IBM
  • Håkon Lie, Opera
  • Chris Lilley, W3C (Working Group Chair)
  • Philip Mansfield, Schema Software
  • Kevin McCluskey, Netscape Communications Corporation
  • 水口 充 (MINAKUCHI Mitsuru), Sharp Corporation
  • Luc Minnebo, Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
  • Tuan Nguyen, Microsoft Corporation
  • 小野 修一郎 (ONO Shuichiro), Sharp Corporation
  • Antoine Quint, Fuchsia Design (formerly of ILOG)
  • 相良 毅 (SAGARA Takeshi), KDDI Research Labs
  • Troy Sandal, Visio Corporation
  • Peter Santangeli, Macromedia
  • Haroon Sheikh, Corel Corporation
  • Brad Sipes, ZOOMON AB
  • Peter Sorotokin, Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Gavriel State, Corel Corporation
  • Robert Stevahn, Hewlett-Packard
  • Timothy Thompson, Eastman Kodak
  • 上田 宏高 (UEDA Hirotaka), Sharp Corporation
  • Rick Yardumian, Canon Development Americas
  • Charles Ying, Openwave Systems Inc.
  • Shenxue Zhou, Quark

Patent Disclosure

The latest information regarding patent disclosures related to this document is available on the Web. As of this publication, the SVG Working Group are not aware of any royalty-bearing patents they believe to be essential to SVG.

Update Policy

W3C will make every effort to make available this document as-is at the following permanent URI:

http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/REC-SVG11-20090303/

To find the latest version of this specification, use the following URI (or consult the full history of the specification):

http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/

W3C does not modify published technical report content in place per its persistence policy. However, per the in-place modification policy, W3C may correct some errors that are not part of the document content. Also, W3C may update the status information at the beginning of this document so that readers can quickly find any newer information.

See also errata for this document and translations.

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