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<image xlink:href="foo.svg"/>

From: Jan Aarsaether <jaa@metis.no>
Date: 01 Nov 1999 10:07:47 +0100
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <uso2qbmvw.fsf@cenote.oslo.metis.no>

From thr W3C Working Draft 12 August 1999:

"3.7 The <image> element

 The <image> element indicates that the contents of a complete file
 should be rendered into a given rectangle within the current user
 coordinate system. The <image> element can refer to raster image files
 such as PNG or JPEG or to files with MIME type of "image/svg".
 Conforming SVG viewers need to support at least PNG, JPEG and SVG
 format files."

I've got the <image> tag to work with JPEG, but have still to see a
SVG-viewer that will render the following:

 <image x="50" y="50" width="100" height="100" xlink:href="foo.svg"/>

This line is simple ignored (as far as rendering is concerned) both in
the IBM (v0.3) and CSIRO (0.6) svg-viewers. Has the specs been changed
with respect to <image> and svg-files? Or does anybody know of a tool
that can handle this case? Or maybe somebody has gotten the above
mentioned viewer to work with .svg files? Does anybody have any
experience with this funcionality they could share?

This might not be too important to many svg-applications, but this
functionality is critical to be able to 'port' our application to
SVG and could be a show-stopper :-<

Received on Monday, 1 November 1999 04:11:58 UTC

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