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Re: Tinier SVG

From: Thomas E Deweese <thomas.deweese@kodak.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 11:34:01 -0500
Message-ID: <15827.53369.546249.335127@frog.rl.kodak.com>
To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Cc: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, www-svg@w3.org

>>>>> "St" == Simon St Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com> writes:

St> chris@w3.org (Chris Lilley) writes:
SSL> Why are you still arguing ad absurdio?

>>  Why is it that the things you suggest could be removed are
>> feedback and the things I say could be removed are 'ad absurdio'?
>> The things I suggested could all be removed, would reduce code
>> footprint, and would have a variety of side effects. Furthermore,
>> many of them were first suggested by others, not myself.

St> "remove all text and just draw pictures of the characters" does
St> seem completely absurb given the difficulty of drawing pictures of
St> characters in an SVG framework.  Some of the others were sensible,
St> but you seemed intent on driving to pretty much zero.

    This is _far_ from absurd.  If you don't have text you don't need
to do text layout, doing text layout is not an easy thing, especially
given internationalization concerns (BIDI - vertical).
Received on Thursday, 14 November 2002 11:34:06 UTC

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