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Verify that an svg file is compliant with the RFC standards.

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Check SVG against RFC schema

This program takes an XML file containing an SVG or an RFC document. It then compares all of the SVG elements with the schema defined in the document with RFC 7996 bis. The program has the option of modifying and writing out a version of the input that passes the defined schema.

The RFC Editor is in the process of changing the canonical input format of Internet-Draft and RFC docuemnts. As part of this process, the ability to create artwork which is not ASCII text is being introduced. This is being done with SVG. However, the full set of SVG does not match with the archival nature of RFCs so a subset of the SVG specification is being defined by the RFC Editor that eliminates many capabilities such as animation. Additionally, there is a requirement that the images have the widest possible usage both by printers, monochrome displays and individuals with visual disabilities. Further information on the process can be found on the RFC Editor at the RFC Editor site.


svgcheck accepts a single XML document as input and optionally outputs a modified version of the document.

Basic Usage: svgcheck [options] SOURCE


The following parameters affect how svgcheck behaves, however none are required.






purge the cache and exit



show the help message and exit



don’t use the network to resolve references



dont print anything



repair the SVG so it meets RFC 7966, only emit the new file if repairs are needed



repair the SVG file if needed, emit the file even if no repairs are needed



print extra information



display the version number and exit



don’t resolve xi:include elements

-d RNG


specify an alternate RNG file



specify an output filename, default to stdout



use a grey scale hieristic to determine what is white



cut off level between black and white


svgcheck depends on the following packages:


Version 0.5.19 (Thur 29 Aug)

  • Move sources to an appropirate github location

  • Always emit a file when repair is chosen

Version 0.5.17 (Fri 16 Aug)

  • Remove Python 3.4 from the supported liste

Version 0.5.16 (Mon 1 July)

  • Require new version of rfctools for new RNG file

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