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Re: About shapes with translucent borders

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2010 16:14:49 -0400
Message-ID: <4C0AB039.1010708@w3.org>
To: Juan Vuletich <juan@jvuletich.org>
CC: www-svg@w3.org
Hi, Juan-

Welcome to the W3C SVG list.

Juan Vuletich wrote (on 6/5/10 2:11 PM):
> All SVG renderes draw shapes by drawing first the fill, and then drawing
> the border on top. At
> http://dev.w3.org/SVG/modules/vectoreffects/master/SVGVectorEffectsPrimer.html
> and http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGTiny12/render.html#PaintingShapesAndText ,
> it is clear that the standard requests to do that.
> I didn't know that, and took the time to render this svg:
> http://www.jvuletich.org/Morphic3/rects.svg like this:
> http://www.jvuletich.org/Morphic3/rectsInM3.png . It is a bit more
> complicated, but I feel it is better.
> What do you think? Should I simplify my code and just draw one over the
> other? Or should the standard be changed, and SVG renderers do what I did?

I think that ship sailed a few decades ago. :)  See my explanation about 
the importance of picking a method and sticking to it [1], and Steve 
Schafer's comment about the history of stroke and fill in graphics [2].

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2010Jun/0068.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-svg/2010Jun/0067.html

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
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