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Re: stars in SVG

From: Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 10:36:19 +0200
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-Id: <201209231036.20294.Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
It is a little bit confusing but not really surprising, that this idea
appears again and again.
Due to the requirement list for SVG2 this was already rejected
to introduce a star like element:
http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/WG/wiki/SVG2_Requirements_Input#Polar_element
http://hoffmann.bplaced.net/svgueb/polar.php

Nice to see however, that this seems to be important enough now to think about
it again.

I think, the element should provide both, a simple approach to note simple 
regular star like objects with a simple possibility including irregularities
and a method to extend this to more complex shapes, to generalise the 
functionality of such an element to satisfy sceptics, that the applicability 
of such an element is limited only to a few specific cases - simple blossom
representations are quite similar to simple star representations.
The more realistic visual impression of a star is more complex than a
regular polyeder.
I think, something like the suggested polar element does both jobs, the
usage can be very simple for simple, symmetrical objects, but step by
step if the author needs this, the complexity can be increased as well.  

Olaf
Received on Sunday, 23 September 2012 08:36:49 GMT

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