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Re: Tinier SVG

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 12:15:39 -0500
To: www-svg@w3.org
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chris@w3.org (Chris Lilley) writes:
>On Thursday, November 14, 2002, 5:42:05 PM, Simon wrote:
>See, its inflammatory comments like that that get peoples backs up.
>Just when it seems there is agreement, off you go again randomly
>insulting swathes of the population.

At this point I feel rather insulted myself.  I feel that a post of mine
from July has been dusted off and condescended to for the past 24 hours
by people who don't seem to know much about the J2ME situation I posted
about originally.  If the W3C has no interest in such cases, that's
fine.  Say it and be done with it, rather than pecking every statement
to death.

>SSL> Implementing text as a series of vectors on a slow system without
>SSL> much memory is not at all practice.
>I assume you meant 'practical'; if so, then experience shows your
>remark to be incorrect.

I used to create vector graphics on an Apple II.  I understand quite
well that it's possible.  I also understand that it's much more sensible
in J2ME to use the existing text primitives.

>SSL> The amount of internationalization support inherent in such an
>SSL> environment is also pathetically minimal, so at some point you do
>SSL> have to throw up your hands and just say forget it.
>Well, I am sorry you are having difficulty articulating a coherent
>point of view. First you say its too big, now you say that removing
>stuff is hopeless and throw up your hands....

I believe I'm throwing up my hands at the responses I've received from a
number of people, yourself included.  (David Woolley did make some
interesting comments on the overall situation, so it's not a total
loss.)  You appear to have little interest in or understanding of the
problem set I originally discussed.

>SSL>  At some point you do have to
>SSL> throw up your hands and just say forget it.
>Yes, you seem to have done that, but then can't resist saying everyone
>else is stupid and doesn't get the plot. Maybe its a bad day. I have
>seen you make much better arguments in the past.

And I've seen you make much better (and more timely) arguments in the
past.  Why you feel the need to play whack-a-mole with a posting from
July is utterly beyond me.

Adios.  I'm not subscribed to this list, and there's no need to CC me on
further discussion of this topic.

Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA
http://simonstl.com may be my URI
http://monasticxml.org may be my ascetic URI
urn:oid: is another possibility altogether
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