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RE: Minutes, January 14 2010 SVG WG telcon

From: Paul Williams <pwilliams@infotrustgroup.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 22:28:26 -0800
To: Helder Magalh„es <helder.magalhaes@gmail.com>
CC: "www-svg@w3.org" <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <78930F425F5C91448FB3E9D565628C370340B65425@mail.infotrustgroup.com>
Hi Helder,

Yes, the rub is implementation. To the best of my knowledge, SVG Tiny is not targeted for implementation in any major browser, whereas SVG 1.1 might be.

~ Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: Helder Magalh„es [mailto:helder.magalhaes@gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 4:39 PM
To: Paul Williams
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Subject: Re: Minutes, January 14 2010 SVG WG telcon

Hi Paul,


I'm not part of the SVG-WG but here goes (response inline)...


> During the discussion of "unit" behavior, I noticed the following:
>
>> † †... and there are things that don't have units
>> † †... the idea of SVG is it's scalable
>
> Scalable, yes -- but there are cases in which we would like certain elements to be non-scaling -- for instance stroke width and font metrics may want to have non-scaling parameters in the engineering domain. †That is, to allow the endpoints of a stroke to expand and contract, but always maintain a particular pixel stroke-width.

I may be overlooking this but, AFAIK, the non-scaling-stroke
vector-effect [1] (introduced in SVG Tiny 1.2) was specifically
designed for this. :-)

Please reply with more details if your use-case can't be addressed by
this neat (yet not widely implemented) way to achieve fixed stroke
width. ;-)


> Thanks for listening,
> †~ Paul

Hope this helps,
 Helder


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGTiny12/painting.html#VectorEffectProperty
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