Ask DN: Is Sketch adding useless meta tags to SVGs?

almost 7 years ago from Chris Lüders, Freelance UX Designer

  • Brendan SaundersBrendan Saunders, almost 7 years ago

    I replied to someone else as to the purpose of these "extra tags".

    is used for telling your SVG not to render items, you can later display them by utilizing a tag. Chris Coyier (of course) does a great job explaining a use-case for this: http://css-tricks.com/svg-sprites-use-better-icon-fonts/

    Not sure why they export with the custom xmlns, perhaps tracking purposes? That url just goes to a page not found.

    As far as why they export with defs, perhaps they plan in using it in the future? Like a way to export SVG icon sprites?? (That'd be pretty sweet!)

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