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Re: PathSeg interface

From: Jean-Claude Moissinac <jcmoissinac@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:18:52 +0100
Message-ID: <CAP8HVi0+aLP8ybA3X1XwECiCCdQOV8du7bP7uHvntNhaqqjHWg@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Dailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net>
Cc: Paul LeBeau <paul.lebeau@gmail.com>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
David,

My implementation of superpath has progressed. I think it is usable, now. a
and t commands are not implemented yet, but a lot can be done with other
primitives.

2015-02-12 12:08 GMT+01:00 David Dailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net>:

> In response apparently to WG’s recent minutes
>
> > RESOLUTION: Drop the SVGPathSeg* interfaces if Erik verifies
>    the use counter values are correct
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> Paul LeBeau writes
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> >I'm surprised it is zero - even though the API interface is a bit
> unwieldy and has only very basic support from the browsers.
>
> […]
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> >Do we really expect users to write their own d attribute parsers?
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> I probably would have used it, if I knew how to, and if someone had
> developed an example showing how it is used. Back when people were still
> working on all the cool, useful (indeed necessary) things of SVG1.2, I was
> very excited to see that <superpath>’s basic functionality was in the spec
> from Chris Lilley’s examples for vector effects. I had read the bit of the
> spec that discussed vector effects and didn’t realize until Chris explained
> it further that that was what it was. I have had to write many a flawed
> parser for the d attribute in paths. Truth is: I didn’t know these things
> pathSegList and animatedPathSegList existed.
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> Using counter values as a way of justifying not implementing or
> deprecating things is chicken and egg-like. If browsers refuse to implement
> things,  if people don’t know what they are, it’s rather hard for those who
> might use them to want to try.  Not requiring everyone to write their own
> path parsing and <superpath> are all things that people have wanted for
> more than a decade.
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> Cheers
>
> David
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