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

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jferraio@Adobe.COM>
Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 14:21:26 -0700
Message-Id: <200005092118.OAA11453@mail-345.corp.Adobe.COM>
To: Paul Topping <PaulT@mathtype.com>
Cc: "'Paton J. Lewis'" <palewis@Adobe.COM>, "Herzog, Juergen" <Juergen.Herzog@telekom.de>, "'paolini@us.ibm.com'" <paolini@us.ibm.com>, www-svg@w3.org
Paul,
The SVG working group recognizes the need for referencing elements in
symbol libraries, which is why the ability to access these symbol libraries
is a conformance requirement for SVG 1.0. The situation is just that no one
appears to have implemented the feature yet.

Jon Ferraiolo
SVG Editor
Adobe Systems Incorporated

At 02:06 PM 5/9/00 -0700, Paul Topping wrote:
>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
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > 
>> > 
>> --------------------------------------------------------------
>> ------------ 
>> > --------------------------------------------------------
>> > >
>> > > "A doctor can bury his mistakes, an architect can only 
>> advise his client to
>> > > plant vines...." -Frank Lloyd Wright
>> > >
>> > > Internet ID: paolini@us.ibm.com
>> > > IBM Internal e-mail ID: PAOLINI/Austin/IBM
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> 
>> ____________________________________________________________
>> Paton J. Lewis
>> Adobe Systems
>> 408.536.4754
>> 
> 
Received on Tuesday, 9 May 2000 17:19:58 GMT

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