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Re: Comments on SVG 1.2

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 07:48:34 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200312230748.hBN7mYo00564@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-svg@w3.org

> development we need to define mathematical objects that are given by
> coordinates and formulae. For example, I wish to create a curve that will be
> given by equation y=cos(3*x). At the moment there is no easy way to develop
> such curve in SVG. I would suggest to consider needs of education and make

I don't believe SVG is intended as an application programming language.  For
this particular application there are existing free (e.g. gnuplot) and
commercial applications.

Another factor to consider is that it must be possible to quickly re-render
an SVG image when it is changed slightly if you are going to meet the big
commercial demand for animation.

Personally I would rather have native implementations of static images
in market leading browsers than any of these features; that would
finally allow SVG to replace GIF for line art diagrams.
Received on Tuesday, 23 December 2003 02:51:04 UTC

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