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Re: midPointStop documentation

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jon.ferraiolo@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 10:43:27 -0700
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To: Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller <Uraeus@linuxrising.org>, www-svg@w3.org

The a:midPointStop information is there primarily for the purpose of 
allowing Adobe Illustrator to read the SVG back in and having gradients 
looks the same the next time you look at the file in Illustrator. 
(Illustrator has a notion of mid points on gradients which SVG doesn't 
have.) It is ignored by all SVG viewers, including Adobe's.

Jon Ferraiolo
Adobe Systems, Inc.

At 07:11 PM 6/6/2003 +0200, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller wrote:

>I am helping out with the librsvg (http://librsvg.sf.net) library that
>we use in GNOME to render SVG graphics in the desktop.
>Most of our icons are created using Adobe Illustrator atm. Adobe seems
>to insist on including a lot of <a:midPointStop> tags, but AFAIK we can
>see these are not part of the SVG SPEC. Anyone had some intimate
>knowledge of how midPointStop works and/or some links to some code or
>documentation for it?
>Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller <Uraeus@linuxrising.org>
Received on Friday, 6 June 2003 14:36:36 UTC

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