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SVG ideas and questions:

From: Andrew Wooldridge <andreww@netscape.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 1999 16:38:43 -0800
Message-ID: <36DDD603.D76FF48A@netscape.com>
To: svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Here are some assorted SVG questions and ideas I've stored up over the
past few days:

Ideas:

1) since you can imbed images (section 14) it seems like svg could
become a way not only to create vector graphics but to allow _any_ image
to have XML information which would make it searchable, etc.
For instance I could wrap all the gifs on my site in svg, and now I
could also put additional information on those images, but the user
would not see much difference (except a little more file overhead)

2)Could you create "signed" images - with jar files and digital
signatures?
3) Instead of caching just SVG images as a whole, it might be
interesting to cache sub-components which get re-used throughout the
site.

Questions:
1) Would SVG images be incrementally rendered (as components load) or
does it wait till the whole svg file is read?

2) could svg files get loaded via OBJECT or EMBED tags as well as
inlined?
3) could SVG files get a LOWSRC sort of thing? In flash you see a MM
logo with a progress bar to show it loading - would SVG have something
similar?

4) Are there ANY implementations of this yet? I am dying to see
something - even in java or server-side.



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