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Re: Request for Future Feature: Star Element

From: bulia byak <buliabyak@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 12:44:21 -0300
Message-ID: <3c78ff0305082408441e319b7d@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org, Jerrold Maddox <jxm22@email.psu.edu>

On 8/24/05, Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc> wrote:
> <star id='pentagram' cx='300' cy='100' r='40' r2='20' points='5'
> orient='point'/>

Inserting all kinds of fancy things into the standard does not sound
like a good idea to me. What would you save with the above, compared
to a simple <path> that draws the same shape? A few bytes? Is this
worth the trouble you'll be giving all implementors?

Moreover, those implementor that need stars, have already implemented
them via <path>. For example Inkscape can not only do arbitrary stars,
but it can also round them:

http://inkscape.org/screenshots/gallery/inkscape-0.39-CVS-linux-stars.png

and even randomize them:

http://inkscape.org/screenshots/gallery/inkscape-0.40-CVS-linux-randomize.png

Which means that, to maintain those features, Inkscape will still be
unable to use a <star> even if it is introduced.

In general, let's not bloat the standard. If something can be
trivially done from the existing primitives, leave it to the
implementors to do it.

-- 
bulia byak
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