Re: [Rfc-markdown] [xml2rfc] SVG broken (Re: [xml2rfc-dev] New xml2rfc release: v2.45.0)

Brian E Carpenter <> Fri, 29 May 2020 23:24 UTC

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Do you know what bit of SVG it is barfing on?

I'm curious because I've done some personal patching of svgcheck and discovered what a minefield this all is. Indeed, some drawing tools produce stuff that others don't, so there is a strong element of crapshoot.


On 30-May-20 09:29, Carsten Bormann wrote:
> On 2020-05-29, at 21:56, Carsten Bormann <> wrote:
>> I no longer get SVG through this version that has been “repaired” by svgcheck -qra; the SVG processing now seems very picky.  (I haven’t updated since 2.39, so this might have happened earlier.)
> Well, OK, this is now SVG generated by ditaa instead of goat, and ditaa seems to want to show of its knowledge of SVG some more.  So that may not be a change in xml2rfc at all.  My question is mostly still valid, though:
>> Is svgcheck still intended to be the tool to be used with xml2rfc to make SVG palatable to it?  Is that being updated along with xml2rfc ...?
> Grüße, Carsten
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