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Re: <timesheets>separating svg data from presentation

From: Tobias Reif <tobiasreif@pinkjuice.com>
Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 09:47:03 +0200
Message-ID: <3AFCEA77.D5696B22@pinkjuice.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org

> i must admit, i still don't completely understand this whole concept of
> time/animationsheets,

AFAIK, the cocepts are not completely developed yet.

but from what i do understand i think that timesheets
> would be more useable across different languages than animationsheets.
> animation is a subset of timing anyway (one being dependant upon the other),
> and animation would not be used extensively with most multimedia (and/or
> text) markup languages as it is in SVG.
> for instance a timesheet might be able to synchronize a SMIL slide show with
> an music track and an SVG animation whereas an animation sheet might only be
> extensive enough to handle the SVG.

That sounds rasonable. 

Some mechanism is needed that enables us to build scenarios where *any*
sitewide code could be included in any file / page.

I thought that could be achieved with external entities, but that would
include whole files at once.
So in a scenario where all sitewide code is place in one central file,
some inclusion mechanism is needed, that can select specific parts of
that repository.
So maybe with XInclude plus XPointer and XPath, the pages/files could
include the parts of the repository they need.

Then you would write the logo, fonts, symbols, filters, timing and
animation only once,
in a generic or compatible way, so that they integrate well with the

What would be the simplest way to achieve that? Any ideas? Maybe it's
already possible?

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