Re: [Tools-discuss] .txt? [I-D Action: draft-xxx.txt]

Toerless Eckert <tte@cs.fau.de> Tue, 29 June 2021 17:13 UTC

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From: Toerless Eckert <tte@cs.fau.de>
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On Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 12:51:53PM -0400, John R Levine wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jun 2021, Toerless Eckert wrote:
> > If i could just figure out the workflow to take some existing bitmap
> > and abuse SVG to include it into a draft. Still not sure if that
> > (bitmap in SVG) is even allowed by the XMLv3 laws
> 
> Since the V in SVG stands for Vector, I hope not.  Also note S for Scalable.
> 
> What we need, of course, is some way to render the diagram from which you
> created the bitmap into a SVG, and also for us to figure out what profile of
> SVG makes sense.  It's clear to me that our current choice aimed too low.

If you look from the reality of how e.g.: research papers are
created, you will see that almost everybody goes through bitmaps
for graphics so that any tooling can be used. Forcing vector graphics
will just cause much less adoption of graphics.

Scalability is sufficiently served by asking for high enough pixel resolution
(150dpi or more AFAIK) for bitmap graphics.

I personally like the vector religion. I was so unhappy when NeWS on
Sun was replaced by *yuck* X10/X11, but then again, accepting reality
is a virtue too.

Cheers
    Toerless