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Default Template File

Here is a listing of the default template (default.svg):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>                  1
<!-- Created with Inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org/) -->               2
 <svg                                                                   3
   xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"                                   4
   xmlns:sodipodi="http://sodipodi.sourceforge.net/DTD/sodipodi-0.dtd"
   xmlns:inkscape="http://www.inkscape.org/namespaces/inkscape"
   xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"
   xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
   xmlns:cc="http://web.resource.org/cc/"
   xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
   width="744.09448819"                                                 5
   height="1052.3622047">                                               6
  <defs />
  <sodipodi:namedview                                                   7
     id="base"
     pagecolor="#ffffff"
     bordercolor="#666666"
     borderopacity="1.0"
     gridtolerance="10000"
     guidetolerance="10"
     objecttolerance="10"
     inkscape:pageopacity="0.0"
     inkscape:pageshadow="2"
     inkscape:zoom="0.35"
     inkscape:cx="375"
     inkscape:cy="520" 
     inkscape:document-units="px"
     inkscape:current-layer="layer1" />
  <metadata>                                                            8
    <rdf:RDF>
      <cc:Work
         rdf:about="">
        <dc:format>image/svg+xml</dc:format>
        <dc:type
           rdf:resource="http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/StillImage" />
      </cc:Work>
    </rdf:RDF>
  </metadata>
  <g inkscape:label="Layer 1" inkscape:groupmode="layer" id="layer1" /> 9
</svg>                                                                  10
  

1

Declaration of the XML version and the character encoding.

2

A comment. Comments begin with "<!--" and end with "-->".

3

Start of SVG content.

4

Declaration of SVG version and the standards the file adheres to.

5 6

The width and height of the document page.

7

Internal Inkscape data, including the color of the page, the zoom factor, and the document units.

8

Data about the drawing in a format that can be recognized by other programs.

9

An SVG group. This is where the data for objects is put. In this case, the group is empty (other than declaring a label, the type of group, and an id name).

10

End of SVG content.