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Re: "Internationalization Support" and "Minimizing SVG File Sizes" appendices

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 11:02:06 +1000
Message-ID: <50342F8E.2060804@mcc.id.au>
To: Helder Magalhães <helder.magalhaes@gmail.com>
CC: SVG public list <www-svg@w3.org>
(You know it's that table of file size comparisons in the appendix that 
really grates.)

Helder Magalhães:
> Regarding the "Minimizing SVG File Sizes", although it's a spec. and
> not a best practices document, I still see commonly that SVG content
> is generally not optimized, which unfortunately leads to the common
> idea that it is an inefficient format.
>
> I'd suggest keep this one around, maybe even improving it a bit, at
> least until best practices are seen deployed more widely. As an
> alternative, we could make sure the information is sufficiently
> exposed (for example, by moving it to the Primer [1]) and then adding
> an informative reference to it.

I think having that kind of information in the SVG Primer, or even a 
blog post somewhere, would be better than in the spec.  My impression is 
that the appendix was originally included to counter complaints that SVG 
documents were too big.  I don't think we're in the position now where 
we have people complaining about that.

And I'd imagine that most servers are automatically gzipping content for 
transfer anyway, these days.
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