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Re: SVG scribble control?

From: Micah Dubinko <micah@dubinko.info>
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 10:24:08 -0700
Message-ID: <410FCA38.5090209@dubinko.info>
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org

What about:

<upload ref="pen/data" mediatype="image/svg+xml">
....

Note that the XForms rec specifically calls out the "scribble" 
technique, in section 8.1.6.

..micah

Dave Raggett wrote:

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>Has there been any consideration of an input control that collects
>pen trace data (scribble) over an image or a graphic represented by
>SVG?  For instance, a control showing a rectangular portion of a
>map over which you can make a gesture with a stylus or electronic
>pen.
>
>In essence this is a kind of upload control but one which is
>specialized to collecting pen gestures over an associated
>presentation, which forms an integral part of the content, and
>as such can't be treated as part of the styling.
>
>Some possible designs:
>
> a) an XForms element with a link to the image/graphic
>    where the width/height is set via CSS
>
> b) an XForms element acting as a container for SVG
>
>Such controls would be valuable for composite multimodal input,
>for example, where you say "zoom in here" while drawing a rough
>circle on the map. When submitted, the form would contain a
>representation of the command (zoom) together with the ink
>trace data represented in XML, see http://www.w3.org/TR/InkML/
>
>It would then be up to a server-side script to interpret this
>data and to return the updated map.
>
>A refinement would be a way to just update the map, avoiding
>the need to reload the entire page.
>
>Regards,
>- -- 
> Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>  W3C lead for voice and multimodal.
> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett +44 1225 866240 (or 867351)
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