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Re: text-shadow on <text><tspan><tref>

From: Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:12:27 +0100
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-Id: <201301171112.27605.Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
David Dailey:
> Actually, the script allows on to specify one's own svg:replicate
> namespace. I have generally preferred not to use it because it illustrates
> the simplicity better for those who don't understand why svg needs
> <replicate>. Once it is declaratively defined, then it becomes moot.
>
> Cheers
> D

If you show examples, where the replication is generated with php or
perl, this shows how useful such elements are, because the source 
code is blown up dramatically.
I know this from my art gallery - some documents get quite large, respectively 
I never published some ideas/projects, because the SVG1.1-documents 
become too large.

However, maybe for advanced shadow-simulations of objects, filters
are better than this, respectively one needs maybe both, if one wants
to simulate expanded light sources at finite distance or diffraction effects.
But usually most authors only want those very artificial shadow simulations,
only a cartoon of a shadow, for this something like text-shadow or the
box-shadow seem to be the right illusion - however with the CSS-3D draft
new problems or questions may occur for such properties anyway.

Olaf
Received on Thursday, 17 January 2013 10:12:56 GMT

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