[standards-jig] Jabber Icons (JEP-0038)
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
> > raster images, then just pop it into a simple SVG wrapper (I think you
> > 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
And again...they are not going to be "sent" anywhere, other than maybe
downloaded from a website in a zip file.
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