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Referencing elements in 'use'

From: Stepan Rybar <Stepan.Rybar@ceu.cz>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 11:00:48 +100
Message-Id: <200006140904.LAA01350@eleven.ceu.cz>
To: www-svg@w3.org
In W3C Working Draft in section about 'use' element is written:
"Unlike 'image', the 'use' element cannot reference entire files."

Problem: Is it possible to reference part of external file (one of its
element), not whole external file (entire=whole?)? 

E.g. (divided first example of 'use' from W3C Draft): 

<use x="2cm" y="1cm" xlink:href="use_s.svg#MyRect" />

This does not work on MSIE 5.0 and Adobe SVG Viewer (latest).

Purpose: I have different source files, each containing group of
elements. These files are large. Then I want to have several
relatively small files, which differs only with number of used source
files (use inside them will serve as #include lib). These files will 
be called by user. All this without interacting with server. This 
approach should reduce total size of application.

Thank You

Stepan Rybar

Czech Environmental Institute

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reporting bugs and development?
Received on Wednesday, 14 June 2000 05:03:00 UTC

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