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Re: SVG 1.2 tiny

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 19:00:08 +0200
Message-ID: <1642716303.20041026190008@w3.org>
To: James Bentley <James.Bentley@guideworkstv.com>
Cc: "'www-svg@w3.org'" <www-svg@w3.org>

On Tuesday, October 26, 2004, 6:25:52 PM, James wrote:

JB> Why is tiny required to support circle and ellipse if the same effects can
JB> be generated with
JB> a rounded rectangle? Was this simply a space saving effort (reducing size by
JB> eliminating the
JB> need to specify width and height attributes)? I would suspect that more size
JB> would be saved by
JB> eliminating the classes and instances of circle and ellipse.

JB> Are there differences that I am overlooking?

Animation, primarily; being able to specify a circle or ellipse by the
centre point and then animate the radius or radii.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
Received on Tuesday, 26 October 2004 17:00:13 UTC

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