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Possible to embed pixmaps in svg files?

From: Jan Aarsaether <jaa@metis.no>
Date: 14 Oct 1999 12:57:28 +0200
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <u670a8b1j.fsf@cenote.oslo.metis.no>

Hi,

I just joined this list. I've looked at the log of this list, but
could not find any answer to my question.

We are working on exporting our symbols as svg from our propriatery
symbol format. The vector entities seem to map well from our format,
but I've having trouble with our raster data.

Currently, raster data are embedded within our symbol file (each
symbol is located in one physical file which might contain several
pixmap resources). Then each <our-image> refers to this resource.

I've seen nothing of this sort in the August 8th 1999 svg
proposal (which I assume is the most current reference material on
svg -right?). The only thing I have found is the following format: 

<image x="250" y="250" width="90" height="100" xlink:href="foo.gif">

which of course requires the presence of foo.gif. Is it somehow
possible to do something like:

<image x="250" y="250" width="90" height="100" xlink:href="#bar">

and define the resource bar in the same physical file?

If so, could anybody direct me to some documentation on this or even
better, some examples? If not, it would be helpful if somebody could
verify that this is a (current) limitation in svg and perhaps inform
me of any future plans to implement include such functionality.

Thanks!

--jaa
Received on Thursday, 14 October 1999 07:01:20 GMT

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