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Re: External References for <use>

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2009 09:30:22 +0100
Message-ID: <4A754E9E.6040602@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Doug Schepers wrote:

> topic-specific use.  Because this feature has not enjoyed much support 
> in implementations, this feature has not seen much uptake by authors... 
> the most common version of the Adobe viewer didn't support it (though a 

I suspect it was a low priority for Adobe, because their primary market 
was marketing, for which looking like the competition is anathema.

The mechanism presumably has the same issues as web fonts with regard to 
licence enforcement and royalties.  That might also discourage a vendor 
aiming at a highly commercialised market.

> "~:'' ありがとうございました" wrote (on 7/31/09 7:31 AM):

>> 80,000 votes from this list ~:"

Might be seen as vote rigging!

>> it enables graphics to be simply re-purposed and saves bandwidth where
>> this may be limited, such as
>> people with low-literacy in remote areas of non-industrialised countries
>> using mobile phones.

I'm not entirely convinced that this use case isn't one for web fonts, 
rather than the more general use mechanism.  As I understand it, what 
Jonathon is working on is a new ideographic writing system without the 
abstraction of character forms that has entered into Chinese Hanzi and 
Japanese Kanji.

David Woolley
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