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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 14:53:37 -0700
Message-ID: <46566A3075DDD311969100E0811031EC02C7C1@euclid.dessci>
To: "'Jon Ferraiolo'" <jferraio@Adobe.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
Jon,

Yes, that's how I interpreted the comments. I was trying to offer some
motivation ;-)

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Ferraiolo [mailto:jferraio@Adobe.COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 2:21 PM
> To: Paul Topping
> Cc: 'Paton J. Lewis'; Herzog, Juergen; 'paolini@us.ibm.com';
> www-svg@w3.org
> Subject: RE: AW: How to reference symbols defined in a separate file?
> 
> 
> 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 17:53:40 GMT

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