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

Henrik Levkowetz <> Mon, 01 June 2020 12:03 UTC

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Hi Carsten,

On 2020-05-29 23:29, 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 ...?

In principle yes, but there has been no change in the acceptable SVG schema,
and thus no change in xml2rfc and svgcheck in this regard for a long time now.

Author of svgcheck is Jim Schaad, he may be able to say more about the
expected usage of the tool.