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RE: will 'highlight' be external or coincidental with stroke?

From: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 08:50:43 -0500
To: "'Jonathan Chetwynd'" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, "'SVG (www) list'" <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20041112135042.1650B14969F@pillage.dreamhost.com>

Personally, I like the idea of the default for highlight being a
double-stroke (that is, an external stroke, in addition to the normal
stroke). This is easily doable using a UAs Vector Effects capabilities, and
it's distinctive enough that it's probably the sort of thing people expect
double-stroke to mean. You've shown  on your own peepo.com site that an
external stroke has an intuitive meaning.

Of course, highlight is also customizable by the author, and hopefully the
user, to fit the document at hand.


Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
| Highlighting**
| will highlight be external or coincidental with stroke?
| by this I mean:
| some figures or graphics may be bound by a stroke, others will not.
| if the user or author is to be allowed to simply alter the 
| stroke-width of the highlight via a style sheet this may mean 
| that highlight be external to stroke.
| otherwise graphics with a stroke will need proportionally 
| larger highlights than those without, which leads to complications.
| an alternative would be to allow stroke to optionally be 
| bound within the fill region, whilst highlight is external to 
| the fill region.
| regards
| Jonathan Chetwynd
| http://www.peepo.co.uk     "It's easy to use"
| irc://freenode/accessibility
| ** http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG12/painting.html  11.18 highlighting
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