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Re: [SVG 1.2 draft]: 17.3 Media Interfaces - getPixel()

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 18:46:56 +0200
Message-ID: <792044751.20040717184656@w3.org>
To: "Jim Ley" <jim@jibbering.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

On Saturday, July 17, 2004, 12:28:47 PM, Jim wrote:

JL> "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org> wrote in message 
JL> news:73333150.20040717032433@w3.org...
>> On Thursday, July 15, 2004, 5:52:24 PM, Robin wrote:
>> RB> You're Mr.Colour so I might be missing something
>> no - I was. Yes, this is about images, not about the svg canvas itself.
>> Forget I spoke.

JL> So there's no change allowing getPixel work on SVG Canvases aswell then?

JL> That's a shame, what's the problem with it?

OK, try to specify what it does in the general case.

JL> Presumably the discussion in
JL> this thread with sampling methods, but is there no halfway house, we don't
JL> alwayss need to precisely know what colour it is, just if it's black or
JL> white, and it would be very nice for it to be available on SVG images.

JL> I'd like to encourage dropping the limitation to binary images, even if we
JL> have to compromise on the returned result.

I tthink 'binary' was already commented on; it should say 'raster'. In
other words, vector images have the same problem as the SVG canvas.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
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