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Re: absolute coordinates on svg paths

From: Jose Ignacio Villar <jvillar@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 21:31:20 +0100
Message-ID: <14c6843f0601011231pe1c8432t66bf1aabad6daaf1@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org
Hi all again!!

I would like to thank you for all your friendly, helpful and quick
answers!!! :)
Didn't know about SVG-Developers group, so in future I will send my doubts
and issues there.

Thanks a lot again.
Josť Ignacio Villar.



On 1/1/06, MenTaLguY <mental@rydia.net> wrote:
>
> On Sun, 2006-01-01 at 19:49 +0100, Jose Ignacio Villar wrote:
> > In the file there are rects, circles, etc,...  that represents real
> > life shapes with absolute dimensions in inches and mm.
> > I've succed to implement circles, ellipses, ovals rects etc, with SVG
> > built in absolute meassures, but i've found I can't do the same with
> > paths :(.
>
> You don't really want to do it that way -- the way SVG was designed, you
> should establish the document dimensions in absolute dimensions, use
> viewBox to establish the absolute -> user coordinate relationship, and
> then specify everything else in user coordinates.
>
> For example:
>
> <!-- this viewBox establishes a 1:1 relationship between user units and
> inches -->
> <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="300in" height="200in"
> viewBox="0 0 300 200">
>    <!-- 40"x80" rectangle, with corner at (10",10") -->
>    <rect x="10" y="10" width="80" height="40"/>
> </svg>
>
> Note that viewBox applies a scaling transformation rather than changing
> the "dpi" of the document, so within the viewBox'd svg, absolute units
> won't do what you expect.
>
> -mental
>
>
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