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ISSUE-2271 (variable stroke width): Add mechanism for variable stroke width (as in calligraphy) [SVG Core 2.0]

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Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 15:10:35 -0400 (EDT)
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ISSUE-2271 (variable stroke width): Add mechanism for variable stroke width (as in calligraphy) [SVG Core 2.0]

http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/WG/track/issues/2271

Raised by: Doug Schepers
On product: SVG Core 2.0

SVG needs a way to allow the author to specify a variable stroke width, as in calligraphic strokes.  The only way to do this currently is to create a new path (which is how Inkscape "fakes" this).

Here is a very primitive early proposal on how to this:
 http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2002Apr/0047.html 
 http://www.schepers.cc/differentstrokes.html
 http://svg-whiz.com/experiments.html#variableStrokeWidth

The solution should probably be more elegant and algorithmic, and should allow strokes to have different widths on either side of the central stroke line.  

It should also interact well with CSS's border properties:
 http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-background/#border
 http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-background/#the-border-radius
 
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