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Re: SVG 1.2 Comment: 4 Flowing text and graphics

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 23:27:00 +0000 (UTC)
To: Tobias Reif <tobiasreif@pinkjuice.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0411052319410.8631@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 5 Nov 2004, Tobias Reif wrote:
> > > 
> > > Batik gets complaints because the way we anti-alias content is 
> > > different from Adobe!  SVG is a graphics format, in a graphics 
> > > format there is a very high premium put on accuracy across 
> > > renderers.
> > 
> > Interesting. Could you point me to such complaints (off-list)? I'm 
> > curious to learn about this, since if Opera implements SVG we'll 
> > probably have the same issues.
> 
> He might have meant
> 
>   http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=12013
> 
> for example.

That doesn't seem to be a complaint about Batik not matching Adobe's 
anti-aliasing algorithm so much as a complaint that Batik's algorithm is 
poor. Mozilla (for instance) gets similar complaints about its line 
breaking algorithm ("you don't break this very long word at the hyphen!") 
but that doesn't mean the line breaking algorithm needs to be specified. 
Indeed, it merely makes it an area that renderers can compete in.

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