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RE: Status of SVG params

From: Gaurav Jain. <gajain@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2011 11:33:02 +0530
To: "Frost, Jon A." <frostjo@missouri.edu>, Francis Hemsher <fhemsher@gmail.com>, Andreas Neumann <a.neumann@carto.net>
CC: "www-svg@w3.org" <www-svg@w3.org>
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It would be great if we have 'SVG Params' in the next version of SVG. Data-driven graphics is a very important use case and one that should be easily doable using SVG. Lot of JS libraries are already providing ways of achieving it with SVG, however a powerful spec like SVG params can really help in achieving this more smoothly.

We did a basic implementation of 'SVG Params' with HTML5 pack for Illustrator. Users could parameterize appearance attributes of objects in Illustrator.

Won't it we nice if we can simply bind the attributes of certain objects with external XML (some other data source). This way users won't have to worry about even reading the data from some source and supplying the SVG with it in HTML document.

 
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Gaurav


-----Original Message-----
From: www-svg-request@w3.org [mailto:www-svg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Frost, Jon A.
Sent: Sunday, July 03, 2011 7:12 PM
To: Francis Hemsher; Andreas Neumann
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Subject: RE: Status of SVG params

Yes, there are already a lot of cheap/free symbols libraries which use SVG as an output format - params would make them all much more useful.

Wanted to mention though that SVG is ideal for interactive animated 2D and 2.5D visualizations as well.  There have been some really nice examples of this created lately using the D3-js library.  I am hoping to find time to work on mixing D3-js with svg-replicate.

Interactive tree map - http://bl.ocks.org/1061834
Voronoi diagram - http://mbostock.github.com/d3/ex/voronoi.html (could be mixed w/ n-D penrose tilings)
Force-directed graph - http://mbostock.github.com/d3/ex/force.html
Real-time bar charts - http://mbostock.github.com/d3/tutorial/bar-2.html

Jon
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