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Re: Pan Wrap

From: Stephen Chenney <schenney@chromium.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:07:39 -0400
Message-ID: <CAObCcUoLumXMcp+zJNZWEwEgmFeBYV8XrhTL14HGEBmer_WOyg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi, folks-
>
> I was just reminded of a use case I thought of long ago, but never
> articulated: the ability to wrap an SVG image on either (or both) the x or
> y axis.
>
> This would be most useful for maps, though there would be other uses. For
> example, when panning east to west on a map, currently, you just "run out"
> of map... you bump into the western border; if we allowed pan wrapping, the
> western (leftmost) border would attach seamlessly to the eastern
> (rightmost) border, making a continuous pan. See this submarine cable map
> for a practical example [1].
>
> This might complicate the viewBox (depending on how that interaction is
> defined), but I still think we should discuss it.
>
> I imagine this working much like CSS background tiling; it could be as
> simple as having a 'pan-wrap' property, with values 'repeat-x | repeat-x |
> repeat | none'.
>

Am I right in thinking that feTile does not meet your needs, because it is
not infinite?

Cheers,
Stephen.
Received on Monday, 16 July 2012 15:08:11 GMT

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