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Re: Possible to embed pixmaps in svg files?

From: Fredrik Lundh <fredrik@pythonware.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 14:25:36 +0200
Message-ID: <00c401bf163f$38cec950$f29b12c2@secret.pythonware.com>
To: "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>
Cc: <www-svg@w3.org>
Chris wrote:
> That and the increase in cache pollution with multiple, non-reusable
> copies of images.

CSS leaves that to the information providers.  I still
don't see why SVG cannot do the same (mechanisms,
not policy, remember?).

(after all, the web is full of multiple copies of stuff
these days...)

> > I sometimes think the main idea behing SVG is to
> > ship things over a network, not to store it on a
> > local disk (things like DICOM comes to mind...).
> That being why it is being developed at W3C <smile> but on the other
> hand, I do have a bunch of SVG on my local disks that seems to work
> fine.

oh, sure.  after all, things are a bit better than
pre-3.0 DICOM, since all parts of a multifile SVG
have well-defined file formats :-)

> Not in this instance. However, some possibilities for acheiving "all in
> one file":
> a) lobby implementers to support the data: URL type

is this a spec that I've missed?

> b) zip a directory containing the SVG, any external stylesheets,
> and any required raster images

only works if all the major SVG tool providers
implement this.  will they?

Received on Thursday, 14 October 1999 08:21:59 UTC

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