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[whatwg] SVG extensions to <canvas>

From: Timothy Hatcher <timothy@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 09:19:40 -0700
Message-ID: <739B4589-8F4E-431D-8A10-A5856A8DEBFC@apple.com>
Raster images have an intrinsic size, the number of pixels. When  
scaling SVG, you scale based on the explicit size the document states.  
So 50% is half of the explicit document size. They wouldn't be called  
scalable vector graphics if you couldn't scale them externally. ;)

On Oct 26, 2007, at 9:41 PM, Devi Web Development wrote:

> While you could say a raster image has an intrinsic size (I have no
> idea what the formal definition of this phrase is), SVGs *explicitly*
> state their size. To change the size, you would actually be violating
> the content of the image file itself. I think the best way to
> understand this would be to look over what an SVG is. The vectors are
> given a scale within the file, not externally.

? Timothy Hatcher


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