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Re: Assumption in the SVG specifications

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 14:49:29 +0200
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Cc: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
To: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>

Hi Dave,

On Aug 31, 2006, at 14:19, Dave Singer wrote:
> The first three questions enable the client to know 'does it use  
> screen real-estate?', 'do I need to connect to an audio output  
> device?' and 'do I need to manage the content handler providing a  
> visual presentation that changes over time, might the user want  
> (perhaps) at least a play/pause control?'.  They are all questions  
> about how the content is *presented*.  The animation tag seems to  
> be asking about how it is *coded*, by contrast, and not  
> surprisingly, this raises questions.
> I have to say I am quite surprised that the answer to the question  
> "what tag should I use to display an illustrator image" is not  
> "image" but "animation", but that the answer would change if I  
> rendered the image *to the same visual quality and effect* to a PNG  
> file and then embedded that (the user should be able to detect no  
> difference at all).

Don't I recall that this dichotomy, which several of us opposed but  
not sufficiently to stop it, was introduced at the behest of the  
LASeR group? Maybe someone there remembers what the rationale was?

Robin Berjon
    Senior Research Scientist
    Expway, http://expway.com/
Received on Thursday, 31 August 2006 12:49:47 UTC

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