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Re: SVG 1.2 Comment: vector effects

From: Peter Sorotokin <psorotok@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 17:33:03 -0800
To: Craig Northway <craign@cisra.canon.com.au>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, www-svg@w3.org
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At 11:59 AM 11/30/2004 +1100, Craig Northway wrote:

>Ian Hickson wrote:
>>On Wed, 24 Nov 2004, Craig Northway wrote:
>>>>>This has a number of problems.
>>>>>- It makes it much harder to use tools like XSLT.
>>>>That's an XSLT limitation, and should not restrict the SVG group from 
>>>>making a good quality language.
>>>I think that making a good language would include making one that can be 
>>>operated on easily by existing tools. I think that complex attribute 
>>>syntaxes should be avoided because they significantly increase 
>>>implementation complexity.
>>I honestly don't see that a complex element structure is better than a 
>>complex attribute syntax.
>I think that an element structure in this case is better than a complex 
>attribute syntax because it shares a significant similarity with the 
>filter effects feature.

It is also easier to script and possible to animate individual parts of it; 
it is also easier to reuse it.


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