On xlink:href being deprecated in SVG

Should I be using

<use href="#whatever" />

Instead of:

<use xlink:href="#whatever" />


Using: href

Using: xlink:href

Deprecated since SVG 2
This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

Note: SVG 2 removed the need for the xlink namespace, so instead of xlink:href you should use href .

So if you think your application will be used in the future, it makes sense to use the new one.

If it was only for learning purpose and you would have to invest a lot of time to update, I probably wouldn’t.

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