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The term "basic shape" should be used instead of "vector graphic shape"

From: Robert DiBlasi <r_diblasi@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2001 17:40:15 +0000
To: w3t-svg@w3.org, www-svg@w3.org, jferraio@adobe.com
Message-ID: <F28lKy8VBDUfdfdhNzW00014136@hotmail.com>
W3C editor and Working Group

I have noticed that a term "basic shape" should
be used instead of "vector graphic shape"  in two
sections of the specification

I would seem the "vector graphic shape" would be either:
1)a path element
2)a path element and basic shapes

please read the following sections....and see if you can
figure out which what it should be read

The first sentence of the second paragraph of the spec states:
http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/intro.html#AboutSVG

SVG is a language for describing two-dimensional graphics in XML [XML10]. 
SVG allows for three types of graphic objects: vector graphic shapes (e.g., 
paths consisting of straight lines and curves), images and text

this is your starting point.....now read how the other sections use the 
term.....something...seems like it might need a change

11.6.3 Marker properties
http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/painting.html#MarkerProperties
the term is used twice in this section

should be changed to "basic shape"

I section 14.3.5 Establishing a new clipping path
http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/masking.html#EstablishingANewClippingPath
the term is used twice in this section

should be changed to "basic shape"

By using the proper terms the developer can possibility
understand the spec faster  and create beautiful SVG
apps faster  J

I look forward to seeing the new spec :-)

We all learn by sharing what we know
Robert A. DiBlasi



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