- From: Adam Van Den Hoven <Adam.Hoven@bluezone.net>
- Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 15:19:50 -0800
- To: "SVG Mailing List (E-mail)" <www-svg@w3.org>

Perhaps this is out of the scope of SVG, but here goes. Most really complex shapes can be expressed with some sort of Mathmatical expression. Would it not be worth while to have some way to render a mathmatical formula (constrained to 3 axis: x, y, t) that can be given constraints. For your donut, you have con1 <= sqrt(x^2 + y^2) <= con2 (only in a more useful form). This would allow complex, mathmatically well defined shapes to be defined. you could also include parameters into the expression and then allow the parameters and constraints to be animated. This could very well be a technical nightmare to implement but it seems useful to me. Not all graphics are drawn but come from need to be generated from some source. But it might be better for someone to build a graphical rendering engine for MathML. Adam

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