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Re: Tangent Angle At A Path Point

From: Helder Magalh„es <helder.magalhaes@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 13:41:35 +0000
Message-ID: <2a1ddf8a1001230541u454ddfd8k485ee0ac2e565b4f@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: Francis Hemsher <fhemsher@gmail.com>, www-svg@w3.org
Hi everyone,

> Here's a few sorts of things it would be nice to have a more complete
> treatment of in the API:
> * vectors
> * matrixes (SVG has a pretty good treatment of these, but could be improved)
> * lines
> * angles
> * planes (maybe? could be relevant in pseudo-3D transforms)
> * intersection / collision detection
> * ?
> What do people think?

+1 for me as well. :-)

I can predict a major push in heavy interactive applications
(including games) by improving intersection/collision detection
utility methods. Currently, implementations aren't well aligned yet
with respect to this: WebKit is still missing it [1]. The planes item
also seems applicable somehow in the same scope (I'm guessing it would
mean methods for detecting what's under/above in the z-index stack).

I'd really like to see increasingly more intuitively names for new
interfaces/methods, as well as simpler/less cluttered ways to
access/modify the DOM (the sexy "write less, do more" jQuery pick-up
line [2] materialized into the standard methods)... :-)

Have a nice weekend,

[1] https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11274
[2] http://jquery.com/
Received on Saturday, 23 January 2010 13:42:28 UTC

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