The W3C SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) Working Group has released two working draft documents specifying requirements for the next phase of SVG development. SVG is "a language for defining 2D graphics that uses XML syntax to describe graphical elements that may be rendered in a resolution-independent manner. The SVG 1.0 specification, currently at Proposed Recommendation status, defines the visual representation of the elements which can be used in a stand-alone SVG file or included in another XML document within the SVG namespace. The next step in the SVG process will be the development of two specifications, SVG 1.1 and SVG 2.0. SVG 1.1 will include a modularized version of SVG 1.0, and new features driven by the requirements of an SVG profile for mobile devices. Parallel to the development of SVG 1.1, the SVG Working Group will develop a number of profiles for SVG (e.g., full SVG, SVG Tiny, SVG. Basic and possibly a printing profile). SVG 2.0 will include the additional SVG 1.1 features, and other new features of value to the SVG community." SVG 1.1/2.0 Requirements "lists the design principles and requirements for future versions of the SVG language, in particular versions 1.1 and 2.0, to be developed by the W3C." SVG Mobile Requirements outlines design principles and requirements for the creation of a mobile profile of the SVG specification." The SVG Working Group intends to release a first draft of the 'future' SVG specification in October 2001.
SVG 1.1/2.0 Requirements. W3C Working Draft 3-August-2001. Edited by Dean Jackson (W3C/CSIRO). Version URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-SVG2Reqs-20010803.html. Latest version URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG2Reqs.
SVG Mobile Requirements. W3C Working Draft 3-August-2001. Edited by Rick Graham (BitFlash) and Tolga Capin (Nokia). Version URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-SVGMobileReqs-20010803.html . Latest version URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGMobileReqs.