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RE: howto fill a divided figure?

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 19:25:21 +0100
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To: www-svg@w3.org


you may be right, though this doesn't sound as intuitive as fill.

A brief search for 'union' and 'intersection' in illustrator and 
inkscape failed to provide a suitable example.

please could you expand, preferably with one of these GUI tools or 



On 31 Aug 2004, at 11:36, Chris Lilley wrote:

On Tuesday, August 31, 2004, 10:41:18 AM, Jonathan wrote:

JC> draw a figure, let's say a rectangle.
JC> divide it, let's say bisect it.
JC> now fill the 2 halves with complementary colours.

JC> seems simple, but is it?

JC> I can't seem to find a way to do what any 3 year old can....

If you watch a three year old draw a circle, they will go around
multiple times to make a big bold circle.

SVG can't do that, so it must be broken. However, it has stroke-width to
achieve the same effect.

JC> This would seem a pretty serious design flaw, as it isn't currently
JC> possible to emulate a relatively simple and basic means of 
JC> with any GUI tool.

Sure it is. The gui tool just generates the correct SVG. It would
involve multiple shapes, naturally - some stroked and some filled.

You should look for tools that have union, intersection, and other
constructive geometry features.

  Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
  Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
  Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group

Jonathan Chetwynd
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Jonathan Chetwynd
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