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SVG1.2 and pages

From: Sigurd Lerstad <sigler@bredband.no>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 15:29:53 +0200
Message-ID: <019001c30fe5$c12a05f0$661273d5@mmstudio>
To: <www-svg@w3.org>


I think that using pages both for printing and scene animation isn't a good
idea. If someone makes an svg file, they will either intend it to be
printed, or shown as a cartoon animation, not both. Printing and animation
are two completely different tasks, that using elements to do both is just

So <pageSet> and <page> should be used for printing, and for animating
multiple scenes, something like this could be used:

    <svg> // first scene
    <svg transIn="some_transition"> // second scene with a transition

From spec:

6 Multiple Pages

One of the requirements for SVG Print was adding the ability for multiple
pages to be stored within a single SVG file. A user agent will only display
one page at a time, the "current page", and provide the user with a method
for choosing which page is the current page.

It is intended that this technique also be used to facilitate scenes in
animation. That is, some animations (eg. cartoons) can be considered as a
set of scenes shown in sequence


Sigurd Lerstad
Received on Thursday, 1 May 2003 09:31:41 UTC

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