Combining XHTML and SVG (and MathML) (and XForms) (and…)

A reader asked us recently whether there existed a profile to easily combine XHTML and SVG.

The short answer is, yes, there is. The slightly longer answer is that indeed, in 2002, the W3C SVG and HTML working groups got together to work on a proposed profile that would use the power of XHTML modularization to create a profile combining the XHTML, SVG, and MathML languages. The result was the XHTML +MathML +SVG Profile W3C Working Draft. Check this sample document using XHTML +MathML +SVG, to see if your favorite browser supports the profile.

More recently, and perhaps more interesting, is the current effort called CDF, which has developed a framework for compound documents, as well as a few profiles. A majority of these specifications are currently in the Last Call phase, where comments are most welcome.

One thought on “Combining XHTML and SVG (and MathML) (and XForms) (and…)

  1. Hello,
    first of all, I would like if someone could explain what is SVG? I’m new in web design and I’ve just completed Macromedia Dreamweaver course. It goes in your working licence. I know html but xhtml???Only few tags as
    and … If you can post a link with tutorials about xhtml for begginers I would appreciate it…

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