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Re: Weather in London icon as email signature

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:13:25 +0100
Message-ID: <488F9605.4050604@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>

Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
> 
> My wife and daughter are off to Australia to see the family.
> 
> an email with a 'live' weather icon for the current weather would be useful.
> less busy and easier to find than a link.

I don't find the argument convincing.  When one writes, it is the 
personal experiences that makes the things personal.  A mechanically 
generated forecast from some time after the message was written seems 
rather impersonal, and, if the weather has changed greatly, may conflict 
with the tone of the message.

However, having looked at the SVG, and ignoring intellectual property 
issues, I was reminded of one of the earlier side issues in this thread, 
  caching.  It seems to me that one either wants to make the dynamic 
variant a completely different URL, or to have the main, atatic, file, 
"use" a small file with the dynamic content, which then selects and uses 
  an icon from the first file.

On both this, and the marking of volatile content, I can't really see 
that there are any new requirements on SVG.

-- 
David Woolley
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
Received on Tuesday, 29 July 2008 22:12:23 GMT

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