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Re: <image xlink:href="foo.svg"/>

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jferraio@Adobe.COM>
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 1999 09:16:50 -0800
Message-Id: <199911011713.JAA12860@mail-345.corp.Adobe.COM>
To: Jan Aarsaether <jaa@metis.no>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
The ability to reference an SVG file from the 'image' element is indeed
part of the language definition.

Adobe is working on an SVG browser plugin and we are planning on supporting
this feature.

Jon Ferraiolo
SVG Editor
Adobe Systems Incorporated

At 10:07 AM 11/1/99 +0100, Jan Aarsaether wrote:
>
>>From thr W3C Working Draft 12 August 1999:
>
>"3.7 The <image> element
>
> The <image> element indicates that the contents of a complete file
> should be rendered into a given rectangle within the current user
> coordinate system. The <image> element can refer to raster image files
> such as PNG or JPEG or to files with MIME type of "image/svg".
> Conforming SVG viewers need to support at least PNG, JPEG and SVG
> format files."
>
>I've got the <image> tag to work with JPEG, but have still to see a
>SVG-viewer that will render the following:
>
> <image x="50" y="50" width="100" height="100" xlink:href="foo.svg"/>
>
>This line is simple ignored (as far as rendering is concerned) both in
>the IBM (v0.3) and CSIRO (0.6) svg-viewers. Has the specs been changed
>with respect to <image> and svg-files? Or does anybody know of a tool
>that can handle this case? Or maybe somebody has gotten the above
>mentioned viewer to work with .svg files? Does anybody have any
>experience with this funcionality they could share?
>
>This might not be too important to many svg-applications, but this
>functionality is critical to be able to 'port' our application to
>SVG and could be a show-stopper :-<
>
>--jaa
> 
Received on Monday, 1 November 1999 12:18:11 GMT

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