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RE: Are centimeters second class units?

From: Wilson AJ <Wilson_AJ@prc.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 15:13:33 -0500
Message-ID: <960498CFEE2BD3119B7A00A024CE2AC446AF43@bel1.bellevue.prc.com>
To: "'Arnold, Curt'" <Curt.Arnold@hyprotech.com>, "'Elliotte Rusty Harold'" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: "'www-svg@w3.org'" <www-svg@w3.org>
Isn't the point here though that you cannot develop a reusable
objects that can be placed to different drawings?  Doesn't
using arbitrary measurement units requires one to know the
viewbox "dimensions" that are going to be used in advance?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arnold, Curt [mailto:Curt.Arnold@hyprotech.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 11:26 AM
> To: 'Elliotte Rusty Harold'
> Cc: 'www-svg@w3.org'
> Subject: RE: Are centimeters second class units?
> You could always use foreign attributes or elements to 
> contain the actual physical dimensions.  These wouldn't be 
> used by SVG, but they would keep the information handy for 
> your scripts so that if you
> do something like stretch a room, you wouldn't stretch all 
> the furniture also.
Received on Tuesday, 12 December 2000 15:14:16 UTC

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