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RE: SVG12: 5.1.2 "referenced document"

From: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 02:09:08 -0500
To: "'Bjoern Hoehrmann'" <derhoermi@gmx.net>, "'Chris Lilley'" <chris@w3.org>
Cc: <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20051227070907.36C9E1964F8@plunder.dreamhost.com>

Hi, Björn- 

Björn Höhrmann wrote:
| The new text has "To be scalable, SVG content must include a 'viewBox'
| attribute on the 'svg' element." So SVG is really for 
| scalable and un- scalable vector graphics?

I suggest that the paragraph be revised to say:

  "Normally, SVG content is designed to be scalable. In order for the SVG 
  content to scale automatically to fill the available viewport, it must 
  include a 'viewBox' attribute on the 'svg' element. This describes the 
  region of world coordinate space (the initial user coordinate system) 
  used by the graphic. This attribute thus provides a convenient way to 
  design SVG documents to scale-to-fit into an arbitrary viewport."

To be precise, the "available viewport" is the dimensions specified in a
referencing element ('iframe', 'object', 'embed') in the case of a reference
in a mixed document, the whole browser canvas for a standalone SVG document,
or the dimensions specified in the 'svg' root for compound documents.

Would something like this work for you, Bjoern_?


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