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Re: SVG comment - inline images?

From: Fredrik Lundh <fredrik@pythonware.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 08:52:20 +0100
Message-ID: <008f01be5a4a$738ca730$f29b12c2@pythonware.com>
To: "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>
Cc: <www-svg@w3.org>
>Both these tend to produce large files. Base64 encoding a compressed
>raster image still produces a very large file compared to the original
>compressed image. Performance will suffer.

hey, you're basing a graphics format on XML and then you
worry about an extra 33% increase? ;-)

could be wise to focus on whether this is a useful feature or
not (fwiw, I think it is).  if file size is critical, Flash is a much
better choice...

Cheers /F
http://www.pythonware.com/people/fredrik
Received on Wednesday, 17 February 1999 02:44:14 GMT

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