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Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Tiny 1.2 Specification

22 December 2008 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/SVGTiny12/
Relation to other standards and drafts SVG, SVG Tiny
Editors
  • Ola Andersson (Ikivo)
  • Robin Berjon (Expway)
  • Erik Dahlström (Opera Software)
  • Andrew Emmons (BitFlash)
  • Jon Ferraiolo (Adobe Systems until May 2006)
  • Anthony Grasso (Canon, Inc.)
  • Vincent Hardy (Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
  • Scott Hayman (Research In Motion Limited)
  • Dean Jackson (W3C)
  • Chris Lilley (W3C)
  • Cameron McCormack (Invited Expert)
  • Andreas Neumann (ETH Zurich)
  • Craig Northway (Canon, Inc.)
  • Antoine Quint (Invited Expert)
  • Nandini Ramani (Sun Microsystems)
  • Doug Schepers (W3C)
  • Andrew Shellshear (Canon, Inc.)
  • More about editors and authors
About this document (more below)

Abstract

This specification defines the features and syntax for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Tiny, Version 1.2, a language for describing two-dimensional vector graphics in XML, combined with raster graphics and multimedia. Its goal is to provide the ability to create a whole range of graphical content, from static images to animations to interactive Web applications. SVG 1.2 Tiny is a profile of SVG intended for implementation on a range of devices, from cellphones and PDAs to laptop and desktop computers, and thus includes a subset of the features included in SVG 1.1 Full, along with new features to extend the capabilities of SVG. Further extensions are planned in the form of modules which will be compatible with SVG 1.2 Tiny, and which when combined with this specification, will match and exceed the capabilities of SVG 1.1 Full.

Table of Contents

Authors

The authors of the SVG Tiny 1.2 specification are the people who participated in the SVG Working Group as members or alternates.

Authors:
  • Ola Andersson, Ikivo
  • Phil Armstrong, Corel Corporation
  • Henric Axelsson, Ericsson AB
  • Selim Balcısoy, Nokia
  • Robin Berjon, Expway
  • Benoît Bézaire, Itedo (formerly Corel Corporation)
  • John Bowler, Microsoft Corporation
  • Gordon Bowman, Corel Corporation
  • Craig Brown, Canon Information Systems Research Australia
  • Mike Bultrowicz, Savage Software
  • Tolga Çapin, Nokia
  • Milt Capsimalis, Autodesk Inc.
  • Mathias Larsson Carlander, Ericsson AB
  • Jakob Cederquist, Ikivo
  • Suresh Chitturi, Nokia
  • Charilaos Christopoulos, Ericsson AB
  • Richard Cohn, Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Lee Cole, Quark
  • Cyril Concolato, Groupe des Ecoles des Télécommunications (GET)
  • Don Cone, America Online Inc.
  • Erik Dahlström, Opera Software (Working Group Chair)
  • Alex Danilo, Canon Information Systems Research Australia
  • Thomas DeWeese, Eastman Kodak
  • David Dodds, Lexica
  • Andrew Donoho, IBM
  • David Duce, Oxford Brookes University
  • Jean-Claude Dufourd, Streamezzo (formerly GET)
  • Andrew Emmons, BitFlash (Working Group Chair)
  • Jerry Evans, Sun Microsystems
  • Jon Ferraiolo, Adobe Systems Inc.
  • 藤沢 淳 (FUJISAWA Jun), Canon
  • Darryl Fuller, Schema Software
  • Scott Furman, Netscape Communications Corporation
  • Brent Getlin, Macromedia
  • Diego Gibellino, Telecom Italia
  • Christophe Gillette, Motorola (formerly BitFlash)
  • Peter Graffagnino, Apple
  • Rick Graham, BitFlash
  • Anthony Grasso, Canon Information Systems Research Australia
  • Niklas Hagelroth, Ikivo
  • Vincent Hardy, Sun Microsystems Inc.
  • 端山 貴也 (HAYAMA Takanari), KDDI Research Labs
  • Scott Hayman, Research In Motion Limited
  • Stephane Heintz, OpenText (formerly BitFlash)
  • Lofton Henderson, OASIS
  • Jan Christian Herlitz, Excosoft
  • Ivan Herman, W3C
  • Alan Hester, Xerox Corporation
  • Olaf Hoffmann, Invited Expert
  • Bob Hopgood, RAL (CCLRC)
  • Bin Hu, Motorola
  • Michael Ingrassia, Nokia
  • 石川 雅康 (ISHIKAWA Masayasu), W3C
  • Dean Jackson, W3C (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)
  • Vincent Mahe, France Telecom
  • Philip Mansfield, Schema Software
  • Lee Martineau, Quickoffice
  • Charles McCathieNevile, Opera Software
  • Kevin McCluskey, Netscape Communications Corporation
  • Cameron McCormack, Invited Expert
  • 水口 充 (MINAKUCHI Mitsuru), Sharp Corporation
  • Luc Minnebo, Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
  • Jean-Claude Moissinac, Groupe des Ecoles des Télécommunications (GET)
  • Tuan Nguyen, Microsoft Corporation
  • Craig Northway, Canon Information Systems Research Australia
  • 小野 修一郎 (ONO Shuichiro), Sharp Corporation
  • Lars Piepel, Vodafone
  • Antoine Quint, Fuchsia Design (formerly ILOG)
  • णन्दिनि ऱमनि (Nandini Ramani), Sun Microsystems
  • Bruno David Simões Rodrigues, Vodafone
  • 相良 毅 (SAGARA Takeshi), KDDI Research Labs
  • Troy Sandal, Visio Corporation
  • Peter Santangeli, Macromedia
  • Doug Schepers, W3C (formerly Vectoreal) (W3C Team Contact)
  • Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer, SAP AG
  • Haroon Sheikh, Corel Corporation
  • Andrew Shellshear, Canon Inc.
  • Brad Sipes, Ikivo
  • Andrew Sledd, Ikivo
  • Пётр Соротокин (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
  • Atanas Zlatinski, Samsung Electronics

Acknowledgments

The SVG Working Group would like to acknowledge the many people outside of the SVG Working Group who help with the process of developing the SVG specification. These people are too numerous to list individually, but are greatly appreciated. They include but are not limited to the early implementers of the SVG 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 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, and from public feedback.

Status of This Document

This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at http://www.w3.org/TR/.

This is the 22 December 2008 Recommendation of SVG Tiny 1.2.

This document has been reviewed by W3C Members, by software developers, and by other W3C groups and interested parties, and is endorsed by the Director as a W3C Recommendation. It is a stable document and may be used as reference material or cited from another document. W3C's role in making the Recommendation is to draw attention to the specification and to promote its widespread deployment. This enhances the functionality and interoperability of the Web.

The SVG Working Group working closely with the developer community, has produced an implementation report to prove the implementability of this specification. Previous drafts for this specification resulted in a number of comments which have been addressed by the SVG Working Group, with a Disposition of Comments available on the W3C SVG site. A list of changes made since the Proposed Recommendation Working Draft is available in Appendix T.

As described in the abstract, this specification represents the core for a set of modular extensions, but is named SVG Tiny for historical reasons, as a profile for mobile devices. Future versions of this specification will maintain backwards compatibility with previous versions of the language, in a continuing line of technology, but will bear the name "SVG Core" to represent this relationship.

Please send questions or comments regarding the SVG 1.2 Tiny specification to www-svg@w3.org, the public email list for issues related to SVG. This list is archived and acceptance of this archiving policy is requested automatically upon first post. To subscribe to this list send an email to www-svg-request@w3.org with the word "subscribe" in the subject line.

This document has been produced by the SVG Working Group as part of the W3C Graphics Activity, following the procedures set out for the W3C Process. The authors of this document are listed at the end in the Author List section.

Editors, Authors

Editors:
Ola Andersson (Ikivo) <ola.andersson@ikivo.com>
Robin Berjon (Expway) <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Erik Dahlström (Opera Software) <ed@opera.com>
Andrew Emmons (BitFlash) <andrew.emmons@bitflash.com>
Jon Ferraiolo (Adobe Systems until May 2006) <jon.ferraiolo@adobe.com>
Anthony Grasso (Canon, Inc.) <anthony.grasso@cisra.canon.com.au>
Vincent Hardy (Sun Microsystems, Inc.) <vincent.hardy@sun.com>
Scott Hayman (Research In Motion Limited)
Dean Jackson (W3C) <dean@w3.org>
Chris Lilley (W3C) <chris@w3.org>
Cameron McCormack (Invited Expert) <cam@mcc.id.au>
Andreas Neumann (ETH Zurich)
Craig Northway (Canon, Inc.) <craign@cisra.canon.com.au>
Antoine Quint (Invited Expert) <aq@fuchsia-design.com>
Nandini Ramani (Sun Microsystems)
Doug Schepers (W3C) <schepers@w3.org>
Andrew Shellshear (Canon, Inc.)
Authors:
See author list.
Authors:
  • Ola Andersson, Ikivo
  • Phil Armstrong, Corel Corporation
  • Henric Axelsson, Ericsson AB
  • Selim Balcısoy, Nokia
  • Robin Berjon, Expway
  • Benoît Bézaire, Itedo (formerly Corel Corporation)
  • John Bowler, Microsoft Corporation
  • Gordon Bowman, Corel Corporation
  • Craig Brown, Canon Information Systems Research Australia
  • Mike Bultrowicz, Savage Software
  • Tolga Çapin, Nokia
  • Milt Capsimalis, Autodesk Inc.
  • Mathias Larsson Carlander, Ericsson AB
  • Jakob Cederquist, Ikivo
  • Suresh Chitturi, Nokia
  • Charilaos Christopoulos, Ericsson AB
  • Richard Cohn, Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Lee Cole, Quark
  • Cyril Concolato, Groupe des Ecoles des Télécommunications (GET)
  • Don Cone, America Online Inc.
  • Erik Dahlström, Opera Software (Working Group Chair)
  • Alex Danilo, Canon Information Systems Research Australia
  • Thomas DeWeese, Eastman Kodak
  • David Dodds, Lexica
  • Andrew Donoho, IBM
  • David Duce, Oxford Brookes University
  • Jean-Claude Dufourd, Streamezzo (formerly GET)
  • Andrew Emmons, BitFlash (Working Group Chair)
  • Jerry Evans, Sun Microsystems
  • Jon Ferraiolo, Adobe Systems Inc.
  • 藤沢 淳 (FUJISAWA Jun), Canon
  • Darryl Fuller, Schema Software
  • Scott Furman, Netscape Communications Corporation
  • Brent Getlin, Macromedia
  • Diego Gibellino, Telecom Italia
  • Christophe Gillette, Motorola (formerly BitFlash)
  • Peter Graffagnino, Apple
  • Rick Graham, BitFlash
  • Anthony Grasso, Canon Information Systems Research Australia
  • Niklas Hagelroth, Ikivo
  • Vincent Hardy, Sun Microsystems Inc.
  • 端山 貴也 (HAYAMA Takanari), KDDI Research Labs
  • Scott Hayman, Research In Motion Limited
  • Stephane Heintz, OpenText (formerly BitFlash)
  • Lofton Henderson, OASIS
  • Jan Christian Herlitz, Excosoft
  • Ivan Herman, W3C
  • Alan Hester, Xerox Corporation
  • Olaf Hoffmann, Invited Expert
  • Bob Hopgood, RAL (CCLRC)
  • Bin Hu, Motorola
  • Michael Ingrassia, Nokia
  • 石川 雅康 (ISHIKAWA Masayasu), W3C
  • Dean Jackson, W3C (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)
  • Vincent Mahe, France Telecom
  • Philip Mansfield, Schema Software
  • Lee Martineau, Quickoffice
  • Charles McCathieNevile, Opera Software
  • Kevin McCluskey, Netscape Communications Corporation
  • Cameron McCormack, Invited Expert
  • 水口 充 (MINAKUCHI Mitsuru), Sharp Corporation
  • Luc Minnebo, Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
  • Jean-Claude Moissinac, Groupe des Ecoles des Télécommunications (GET)
  • Tuan Nguyen, Microsoft Corporation
  • Craig Northway, Canon Information Systems Research Australia
  • 小野 修一郎 (ONO Shuichiro), Sharp Corporation
  • Lars Piepel, Vodafone
  • Antoine Quint, Fuchsia Design (formerly ILOG)
  • णन्दिनि ऱमनि (Nandini Ramani), Sun Microsystems
  • Bruno David Simões Rodrigues, Vodafone
  • 相良 毅 (SAGARA Takeshi), KDDI Research Labs
  • Troy Sandal, Visio Corporation
  • Peter Santangeli, Macromedia
  • Doug Schepers, W3C (formerly Vectoreal) (W3C Team Contact)
  • Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer, SAP AG
  • Haroon Sheikh, Corel Corporation
  • Andrew Shellshear, Canon Inc.
  • Brad Sipes, Ikivo
  • Andrew Sledd, Ikivo
  • Пётр Соротокин (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
  • Atanas Zlatinski, Samsung Electronics

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