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Re: Tinier SVG

From: J. David Eisenberg <catcode@catcode.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 10:38:23 -0600 (CST)
To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0211141035030.22935-100000@tengu.host4u.net>

On Thu, 14 Nov 2002, Simon St.Laurent wrote:

> chris@w3.org (Chris Lilley) writes:
> >Of course, it is always possible to make something smaller. For
> >example all transformations could be removed (but then, that gives an
> >increase in required significant digits for coordinates) or remove all
> >path comands except cubic beziers, (tradeoff being more complex
> >content generation, larger files and lower quality) or only have the
> >polygon command and no path. Or remove all text and just draw pictures
> >of the characters.
> Why are you still arguing ad absurdio?  I'll come up with a spec that
> works for me - I can't say I expect any progress in this forum on this
> issue.

I'm still _really_ concerned that SVG Tiny doesn't have elliptical
arc.  Someone (not sure whether on this mailing list or at the SVG group 
at Yahoo) pointed out that pie charts are hellishly difficult to produce
without elliptical arc, and those would be a the sort of thing a 
businessperson might want to see on his pocket phone/computer/whatever.

Perhaps efforts would be better spent cajoling/coaxing/bribing the folks 
at W3C to include elliptical arc in the Tiny and Basic subsets.
J. David Eisenberg  http://catcode.com/
Received on Thursday, 14 November 2002 11:41:20 UTC

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