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RE: 1.2 feedback: printing

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jon@ferraiolo.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 15:08:02 -0800
To: <robin.berjon@expway.fr>, <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000201c28f57$58607b80$8a552099@FERRAIOLOT30>

It isn't clear at this stage how things are going to shake out with a
printing profile (aka SVGP). The working group will first off come up
with a requirements document for the printing profile and will post that
document for public review.

Personally, I agree with your concern. My feeling today is that SVGP
should be as close to "Static SVG Basic" as possible. We want to avoid
splintering the standard into a confusing world of slightly different
versions of the same language. Users will complain if an authoring tool
such as Adobe Illustrator has to present users with thousands of
slightly different variants of SVG to choose from. We already have
SVG-Full 1.0/1.1, SVG-Basic 1.1 and SVG-Tiny 1.1. Soon, we'll have 1.2
versions of each of these. This is OK because SVGT<=SVGB<=SVGF and
1.1<=1.2. If SVGP both adds features and subtracts features, the world
becomes much more messy. 


-----Original Message-----
From: www-svg-request@w3.org [mailto:www-svg-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Robin Berjon
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 9:52 AM
To: www-svg@w3.org
Subject: 1.2 feedback: printing


I'm glad to see that the WG is considering printing very seriously.
However I'd 
like to ask what exactly is meant by "Printing Profile"? My concern here
is that 
SVG is already rather large, and that printing is only needed by a
subset of 
cases. If there are printing additions (which is imho great), will there
be a 
"Screen Profile" (or some similar scheme) that excludes them or will
viewer have to hop from Basic to TheFullEnchilada?

Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Research Engineer, Expway
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Received on Monday, 18 November 2002 18:08:43 UTC

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