[standards-jig] Jabber Icons (JEP-0038)

Michael Brown michael at aurora.gen.nz
Sat Jul 20 01:09:34 UTC 2002


> On Fri, 19 Jul 2002, Iain Shigeoka wrote:
>
> > tools and I believe they already do.  Remember that you can embed raster
> > images (png, gif, etc) into an SVG so you could theoretically still make
old
> > raster images, then just pop it into a simple SVG wrapper (I think you
could
> > code that up pretty easily in a few lines of Perl).
>
> I don't know the SVG spec offhand, so I don't know how it would handle the
> internal wrapping of raster images.  But I'm willing to guess that it
> would simply be base64 encoding of the binary file within XML tags, since
> SVG is a text based format.
>
> This would be REALLY bad for file size.  It'll make your raster images
> around 30% larger than they would have been if they were sent in binary
> format.

And again...they are not going to be "sent" anywhere, other than maybe
downloaded from a website in a zip file.

Michael.




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