Re: Old home week -- thinking outside the box

Hi David,
You and I have both been working on tessellations for quite awhile. I like
what you've shown  in your recent work
Would it be acceptable to add a few of the tiles to my SVG tessellation
They would be shown via selection of the *"Tile Tessellations"* button.
Let me know,

On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 9:58 AM Domenico Strazzullo <> wrote:

> Good old David. I must admit that if players in a rectangular field could
> only move within rectangular strategy zones it would be kind of rectangular
> to watch. But the defenders of the Rectangular Web could argue that a page
> layout is not a playing field for sports.
> It may be temporary, but the links to the link don’t work, and
> I‘d like to check them out. I’ll try later.
> On Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM David Dailey <>
> wrote:
>> Howdy all!
>> I saw a bunch of familiar names on the mailing list of late and thought I
>> should say hi.
>> Ya'll might recall, from some years back, that I had done a thing [1,2]
>> about how CSS (built for the world of text, as confined by the world of
>> printing), being used as a layout model for SVG (built for graphics) was
>> unfortunate.
>> The handful (maybe I'm exaggerating) of people who actually listened,
>> explained patiently to me that getting people to think beyond the hallowed
>> confines of rectangles was far too radical a notion to consider by an
>> august body interested in standards.
>> Nonetheless, my belief that web science is bigger than web standards and
>> that the field of combinatorics (employing theorems and the like) is more
>> enduring than SVG1.2 or SVG2.n, has kept alive my interest in understanding
>> and even cataloging rectangular thinking, as a sort of curious footnote to
>> the current history of telecommunications. I just found out that Ron Graham
>> [3], an old former co-traveler of mine from Alaskan days, was involved in
>> this article [4] which talks about all the ways one can partition
>> rectangles into rectangles. It represents, as such, a sort of encapsulated
>> view of the structure of the domain allowed for page layout under the
>> current regime. Many of those interested in the limitations of
>> expressiveness currently allowed will find it of academic value.
>> If you want to look at cooler ways of tiling (I've been working hard)
>> take a peek at [5].
>> Cheers,
>> David
>> [1]
>> [2]
>> [3]
>> [4]
>> [5]

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