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RE: SVG Plugin from Adobe

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce_Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 08:20:49 -0500
Message-ID: <5DCA49BDD2B0D41186CE00508B6BEBD0300481@wdcrobexc01.ed.gov>
To: "'w3c-wai-gl@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: "'kasday@acm.org'" <kasday@acm.org>, "'kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com'" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, "'svgdevsup@Adobe.COM'" <svgdevsup@Adobe.COM>
Dear Group,
Here's a follow-up reply I got from Adobe.  I've never been a fan of frames,
but this seems like a reasonable approach.  Selecting "larger font" from the
browser tool bar still wouldn't grow the navigation bar, but having the
graphics scale independently from the text might not be a bad thing.  It is
not unlikely that the font on the buttons would be significantly smaller the
default body text font (which the user controls) -- especially in the case
of a person with low vision -- so therefore it is only the textual graphic
which require resizing.  Still, it would be nice if there was a way to set
the size of SVG object based on the users preferred setting for HTML body
text.
Kynn, has any of this recent discussion helped address your objections to
SVG?  Do you still believe that the proposed "cures" (CSS and/or SVG) are
worse than the "disease" of graphical text?
Len, any chance of adding SVG navigation bar examples to your resource page?
Corey, thanks very much!  Your excellent support is almost enough to make me
regret some of the nasty things I have said about PDF!
-- Bruce

-----Original Message-----
From: AdobeSupport@Adobe.COM [mailto:AdobeSupport@Adobe.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2001 6:10 PM
To: bruce_bailey@ed.gov
Subject: RE: Resizing the SVG canvas

Hello Bruce,
If the SVG is on an html page, then the size is fixed by the height and
width of
the embed or object tags. That's standard html behavior for images, plugins,
Java applets, etc.
You could put your navigation bar directly into a navigation frame. Your
'viewbox' would then be the frame border, but users could resize the frame
by
dragging to reveal the enlarged SVG artwork.
<html>
<frameset cols="80,*">
<frame src="navigation.svg" name="nav">
<frame src="page1.html" name="contentpages">
</frameset>
<noframes>
<body bgcolor="#ffffff">
<p></p>
</body>
</noframes>
</html>
Best regards,
Corey
> --- Sent by "Bailey, Bruce", on 12/21/2000
> Dear Corey,
> Thanks! That worked great! How would this work if the SVG image was
> embeded in an HTML document?
> What I am really interested in is using SVG to create a scaleable
navigation
> button bar.
> I assume you won't mind if I post your reply below to a listserve!
> Sincerely,
> Bruce
Received on Wednesday, 3 January 2001 08:21:21 GMT

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