ISSUE-2190: Add overview of general principles of SVG

principles overview

Add overview of general principles of SVG

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Doug Schepers
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In SVG 2.0, we should add a section in the beginning of the spec that describes general rules for behavior. For example, gradients and fills of all kinds are referenced in the appropriate attribute value, and other similar things that apply to the element as a whole, such as filters, clipPaths, vector-effects, etc., are referenced through dedicated attributes.

In addition to being a useful overview for new SVG authors, writing a general overview of such principles can help us keep the spec consistent and intuitive as we develop further features, and can help implementers decide how to interpret the spec when a particular edge case is not explicitly covered.
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  1. ISSUE-2190 (principles overview): Add overview of general principles of SVG [SVG Core 2.0] (from on 2008-12-01)

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