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Re: Pan Wrap

From: Cyril Concolato <cyril.concolato@telecom-paristech.fr>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:10:32 +0200
Message-ID: <50051DF8.4030808@telecom-paristech.fr>
To: www-svg@w3.org
Hi Doug,

Le 7/16/2012 4:56 PM, Doug Schepers a écrit :
> 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'.
This looks like you want the "spreadMethod = "pad | reflect | repeat"" 
(or a improved version) of the gradient elements apply to a pattern 
element, no?

My 2 cents,
Cyril

>
> This is one of those things that would be relatively simple to do in a 
> UA, and hard to do in script or markup (I think).
>
> [1] http://submarine-cable-map-2012.telegeography.com/
>
> Regards-
> -Doug
>
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