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Extension to 3D

From: Flow Simulation <info@flosim.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 1999 14:42:16 +0100
Message-ID: <01BEDC32.542A81E0@fs6>
To: "'www-svg@w3.org'" <www-svg@w3.org>
I know SVG is intended as a 2D standard, and that
there are 3D XML proposals in existence.   But has any
thought been given to allowing for the possibility that
SVG be extended to 3D at some point in the future?

Perhaps it might one day be desirable to do this, e.g. if
other standards flop.   In this case, I worry about (from the WD.):

> The command letter can be eliminated on subsequent commands if the same
> command is used multiple times in a row (e.g., you can drop the second "L" in "M
> 100 200 L 200 100 L -100 -200" and use "M 100 200 L 200 100 -100 -200" instead) 

Now if you go to 3D I think its not so easy to go from coordinate pairs to triples because
your syntax allows concatenation of an arbitrary number of coordinate pairs.

Is the view that 3D is so far outside the scope of SVG that it will never
happen, or is 3D part of the roadmap?

Bill Ayers
Flow Simulation
Received on Sunday, 1 August 1999 10:28:46 UTC

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