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Re: ACTION-3388: Investigating ArcThrough

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:25:02 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDsLe0c4M_BopYO6cqyDTix6vpz99DNUTrzU2Sci+KaoA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 3:00 AM, Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de> wrote:
> About case 2:
> Should it really create a full circle?
> This would be new, because the path has to split into two
> paths and join again at the end of the segment.
> What would be the expected behaviour for
> animateMotion along such a path or for textPath?

Oh, huh, I'm not sure what I was thinking there.  It clearly shouldn't
be a full circle - none of the behaviors of nearby points do that.
Let's pretend that I instead said "a straight line from the start to
the end point", which is continuous with the behavior of the through
point on the line between the start and end points.

> Maybe easier just to say it is a straight line from start to end
> instead of an arc for case 2?

Heh, responded to the first paragraph before I read this part of your
email.  Sounds like it's a good answer, then. ^_^

> Will there be a relative command as well? arcThrough?
> I think, this would be useful, as well as a shorter name for it.

Yes, starting with lowercase will be the lowercase version.  I have
not thought about shorter names - I'm not sure the current
single-letter commands can be maintained through our addition of 5 new
arc commands.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 26 September 2012 16:25:49 GMT

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