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Re: Intersection Points

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 00:34:26 +0100
Message-ID: <565965207.20040316003426@w3.org>
To: Andreas Neumann <neumann@karto.baug.ethz.ch>
Cc: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>, www-svg@w3.org

On Monday, March 15, 2004, 11:46:39 AM, Andreas wrote:

>> I feel strongly that having some degree of this functionality is better
>> than having none at all, and I think that this is something that would be
>> easy to do in a simple form. These are things that Flash has in its
>> toolkit, and I'd like to see them in SVG. The utility that this would
>> have for SVG would be very worthwhile.

AN> Thanks Doug, for raising this issue - yes, from a cartographer's/GIS point
AN> of view having intersection lists and methods exposed, would be very
AN> useful! It is important to most of the vector based spatial analysis and
AN> would allow building more complex GIS tools and cartographic interactivity
AN> around SVG.

AN> On the other hand SVG 1.2 is already getting very big and I would rather
AN> like to see SVG 1.2 coming out soon and having 1.3 or 2.0 adding missing
AN> features. If we start adding more and more features we should really change
AN> to SVG 2.0 immediately and rather skip SVG 1.2.

SVG 1.2 is supposed to be in 'feature slush' right now. An interesting
state somewhere between frozen and molten.

OTOH exposing functionality that already exists is fine, as long as it
really does already exist.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
Received on Monday, 15 March 2004 18:34:27 UTC

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