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RE: AW: How to reference symbols defined in a separate file?

From: Paul Topping <PaulT@mathtype.com>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 14:06:03 -0700
Message-ID: <46566A3075DDD311969100E0811031EC02C7BF@euclid.dessci>
To: "'Paton J. Lewis'" <palewis@Adobe.COM>, "Herzog, Juergen" <Juergen.Herzog@telekom.de>, "'paolini@us.ibm.com'" <paolini@us.ibm.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
This would seem to me to be an important feature. One of the uses I have
hoped for SVG is to display mathematical equations, possibly represented in
MathML. Due to poor font/character support in current browsers for anything
other natural human languages, it is expected that such equation graphics
would use SVG symbols. If all the equation SVG islands on web page could
share a set of symbols, the total amount of data and processing should be
much reduced.

Paul Topping
pault@mathtype.com
Design Science, Inc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paton J. Lewis [mailto:palewis@Adobe.COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 10:10 AM
> To: Herzog, Juergen
> Cc: www-svg@w3.org
> Subject: Re: AW: How to reference symbols defined in a separate file?
> 
> 
> Jürgen,
> 
> Sorry, no. The Adobe Viewer does not support that, either.
> 
> Pat
> 
> At 03:21 AM 5/9/00 , you wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >since neither CSIRO's nor IBM's viewer support the 
> functionality I need,
> >I'd like to know, whether the adobe plug-in is capable of this.
> >Does anybody know?
> >
> >Regards Jürgen
> >
> > > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > > Von:  paolini@us.ibm.com [SMTP:paolini@us.ibm.com]
> > > Gesendet am:  Montag, 8. Mai 2000 21:20
> > > An:   Herzog, Juergen
> > > Cc:   www-svg@w3.org
> > > Betreff:      Re: How to reference symbols defined in a 
> separate file?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > >> I tried to use a symbol which was defined in another file than
> > > >> the one where the symbol shall be used.
> > >
> > > >> I tried it with viewers from alphaworks and cmis:
> > > >> I could only see the green rectangle but not my symbol!
> > > >>
> > > >> What did I wrong?
> > >
> > > >The CSIRO viewer does not handle a <use> that references
> > > >an element in another source document yet.
> > >
> > >
> > > Juergen,
> > >
> > > The above answer is true for  IBM SVGViewer has the too 
> I'm afraid.
> > >
> > > Sorry,
> > > Mike
> > >
> > >
> > > 
> > 
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> > >
> > > "A doctor can bury his mistakes, an architect can only 
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> > >
> > > Internet ID: paolini@us.ibm.com
> > > IBM Internal e-mail ID: PAOLINI/Austin/IBM
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> 
> ____________________________________________________________
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