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RE: Request for svgz enhancement

From: Philippe Converset <pconverset@Qarbon.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 15:21:31 +0100
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.0.20011109151805.02a74948@mail.qarbon.com>
To: "Christian Wolfgang Hujer" <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>, <www-svg@w3.org>
You're right, this can already be achieved with these formats but not 
supported by any viewer.

I'd like to get Adobe's opinion about supporting such a format in their viewer.

Philippe

At 03:14 PM 11/9/2001 +0100, Christian Wolfgang Hujer wrote:
>Hello,
>
>I think this is a good idea.
>What you request can already be achieved with zip- and jar-files.
>But an official "standard" from W3C would be better.
>Perhaps based on bzip2 for better compression rates?
>
>Greetings
>
>Christian Hujer
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: www-svg-request@w3.org [mailto:www-svg-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
> > Philippe Converset
> > Sent: Friday, November 09, 2001 1:01 PM
> > To: www-svg@w3.org
> > Subject: Request for svgz enhancement
> >
> >
> >
> > It think it would be very interesting to be able to add multiple files in
> > the same zipped file.
> >
> > This would allow including all external materials (images, sounds, fonts,
> > …) needed by the svg file to render properly. The compressed format could
> > be “tar gzip” instead of a simple “gzip”.
> >
> > The main benefits are independency (all resources and the main
> > svg file are
> > located in a single file), and no more flickering (as soon as the file is
> > completely loaded, every resources can be used right now). The main
> > drawback is a longer loading time.
> >
> > The loading time is longer because all resources are loaded
> > before the svg
> > rendering begins. This loading time could be optionally reduced
> > to the one
> > of the classic gziped file if the tar-gzipped file allows
> > streaming (which
> > I don’t know). Thus, if the main svg file is the first file in
> > the tar, it
> > can be rendered as soon as it is read, then the resources would become
> > visible too as soon as they are read (but with the flickering effect).
> >
> > Any opinion?
> >
> > Philippe
> >
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