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Re: [svg-developers] scrollbars in SVG

From: Matthew Chadwick <Matthew.Chadwick@coi.gsi.gov.uk>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 12:23:08 +0100
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There are perfectly good tools already for navigating: pan and zoom.

Scrollbars are just annoying screen clutter which intrude on the content.

It should be up to the SVG author to provide a map of the part to the whole for seeing where one is in a document.

The answer is not to provide more and more given tools to the end user but for authors to become better at writing their own tools. Authors like Kevin Lindsey have already provided classes for familiar GUI components which people can use if they wish. Finally, sorry to draw the comparison but note how Flash has never had scrollbars.

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