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Bug 5619 - SVG: <title> Warning
Summary: SVG: <title> Warning
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Parser (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: All All
: P2 major
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael[tm] Smith
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Keywords: a11y
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-04-02 21:21 UTC by j.chetwynd
Modified: 2016-03-03 15:47 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description j.chetwynd 2008-04-02 21:21:02 UTC
please provide a warning when validating SVG files that do not have a title.

According to the SVG specification:
       Authors should always provide a 'title' child element to the outermost
'svg' element within a stand-alone SVG document.

this has significant implications for Accessibility as title content in svg is similar to alt in html.
Comment 1 Olivier Thereaux 2008-04-17 11:54:00 UTC

Support for SVG validation is rather limited. The validator uses the
published machine-readable  DTDs, which may not include all the
recommendations from the prose of the specs. DTD validation for SVG is
too limited anyway, hence some current efforts to bring in different
Comment 2 Charles McCathieNevile 2016-03-03 15:47:14 UTC
Unless this already happens it would be good to do...