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Variable Stroke Width (was: RE: Request for Future Feature: Star Element)

From: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 10:49:25 +0200
To: "'bulia byak'" <buliabyak@gmail.com>
Cc: <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20050825084928.7765D14968B@pillage.dreamhost.com>

Hi, Bulia-

| by the way, I checked out your page, and I must say I wholeheartedly 
| support your proposal for the variable stroke width. This is one of 
| the cases where "emulating" it with <path> with extended attributes 
| would be extremely messy. The plain standard-SVG solution that you 
| propose is much simpler and more elegant.

Thanks. I get a lot of feedback from people using SVG as an art medium that
really like the idea.

I'm still waiting on an implementation of Vector Effects to see if that can
handle it.

| The only thing I don't like is binding the widths array to the control 
| points of a path. In Inkscape, for example, it's easy to add/remove 
| path nodes (almost) without distorting the path, so it would be nice 
| to be able to do this without distorting the stroke shape either.

That was just the first thing that occurred to me as a simple solution. And
the example shapes I made were not very pretty or useful; the use case is
still compelling though, I think. I'm open to any other syntax, as long as
it's simple and easily implementable.


doug . schepers  @ vectoreal.com
www.vectoreal.com ...for scalable solutions.
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