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Re: 1.2 feedback: printing

From: Niklas Gustavsson <niklas@protocol7.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 13:55:54 +0100
Message-ID: <097301c28fca$ffa51590$5e86a8c0@semcon.se>
To: "Tobias Reif" <tobiasreif@pinkjuice.com>, <www-svg@w3.org>

From: "Tobias Reif" <tobiasreif@pinkjuice.com>

> Niklas Gustavsson wrote:
> >>>>My feeling today is that SVGP should be as close to "Static SVG
> >>>>Basic" as possible.
> >>>>
> >>NG> Yes! I want this badly. One of the common uses I have in my
> >>NG> day-time job is to produce static images (.gif, .png)
> >>NG> automatically. [...] rasterizing SVG is a much more attractive way
> >>NG> of doing this. [...] A static profile would be much
> >>NG> needed.
> >>
> >>    There already is a set of conformance criteria for static viewers.
> >>Which clearly explains how a static viewer should handle all SVG
> >>content.  What more do you want from a static 'profile'?
> >>
> > Nothing. Sorry for totally missing this. I thought about it a few
> > after sending my email :-)
> But wouldn't it be helpful to be able to validate static SVGs against a
> static profile, and then be able to say "nothing moves in this SVG, and
> nothing is interactive; a rasterized version will show the same as the
> SVG (obviously much less accessible etc, but visually equivalent)". This
> would then be useful in the scenaios you describe, and for printing.
> (since, if the SVG does not validate against this static subset, then
> that means that it contains dynamic stuff which will be lost when
> printing or rasterizing.)

True, it would be nice to be able to say that something validates as "SVG
Static". But with the current modulized DTDs we can at least create our own
DTD driver for validation. Of course, this wouldn't be useful outside of a
certain solution (like where I use it right now).

> Probably I'm also missing something :)

I'm always :-)

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