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Re: SVG - A thought

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 00:59:38 +0000
Message-Id: <200112192159.fBJLxOH00472@post.cnt.ru>
To: AndrewWatt2001@aol.com, www-svg@w3.org
On Wednesday 19 December 2001 09:18, AndrewWatt2001@aol.com wrote:
|   In a message dated 19/12/01 07:56:38 GMT Standard Time, charles@w3.org
|
|   writes:
|   >   That's true.
|   >   I think SVG-Core is what we need in order to make SVG mainstream.
|   >   It's really stupid to use 10MB "plugin" just to draw rectangle or
|   > circle on
|   >   the web page. All browsers (absolute minimum: MS IE and Netscape)
|   > should support such primitives, and complete SVG specification is
|   > obviously too *fat* for this.
|
|   Charles,
|
|   I guess it is much less stupid to use a 2.303MB plugin which is the
| actual size of the Adobe SVG Viewer version 3.0 download.

Andrew,

2.3MB is download size for Windows.
Download size for Linux is 3.4 MB.
Unpacked (tar.gz) has size of 10.4MB

So, you need about 11MB of disk space to draw just one rotated rectangle :-((
Which is really *STUPID*.

Charles, I can believe that someone in Adobe is working on reduced in size 
plugin. But so far it's not available, so my judgement is based only on known 
facts.
 
|
|   Andrew Watt

BR,
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