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Large SVG files

From: Darin Herr <dherr@mapquest.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 1999 16:07:36 -0400
Message-ID: <37558F08.75AF5415@mapquest.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org
Has there been any discussion on how to handle partial downloads of very large
SVG files (>1GB)?  In this case, the viewport would only be a small percentage
of the entire image.  The browser would download only the graphic shapes that
are visible, and could automatically keep a cache of previously downloaded
shapes as the user pans around.

This functionality could potentially be implemented by including some kind of
spatial index attribute on each shape, or by providing a way to divide the file
into smaller sections.

This functionality would be very useful for mapping applications.
Received on Wednesday, 2 June 1999 16:06:52 UTC

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