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  1. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    07 Oct '05 13:06
    I know that generating images (GD-libs) with php is too much work for the server and that's the reason why we have these tricky and beautiful javascript graph.
    Some time ago I discovered SVG (and Inkscape). Why not use this (new) technology for some (stat-)gaphs on this site.
    Yes, right now just Opera and soon Firefox will support it, but this could be fun, no?
  2. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    07 Oct '05 20:03
    Can you explain the technical details? Sounds interesting.
  3. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    07 Oct '05 20:28
    Originally posted by Aiko
    Can you explain the technical details? Sounds interesting.
    Translation: "I don't understand! What the hell are you talking about?"
  4. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    07 Oct '05 22:34
    the idea of scalabe vector graphics is to describe a picture and not to tell which pixel looks how. This is a bad way for photos and a good way of "artificial" graphics like chesspieces and ratinggraphs. Such is "picture" is just (XML)text, which say from here to here is a line, there is a filled ractangle and these is an ellipse with a gradient (changing color).
    Such a text is very fast and easy generated and it's the browser who does the rendering ("computing how the picture looks like", so I thought this idea could be interesting for Russ.
    For example the rating graph is just a huge number of ractanges. And there are some others...
    Got what I mean?
  5. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    08 Oct '05 00:28 / 1 edit
    Ah, with XML you can build the vectors, I understand. That was what I wanted to know, basically. Knew what vectors are of course, was wondering how one can build it into the RHP system.

    I think it is a very nice idea.
  6. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    08 Oct '05 11:43 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by thire
    the idea of scalabe vector graphics is to describe a picture and not to tell which pixel looks how. This is a bad way for photos and a good way of "artificial" graphics like chesspieces and ratinggraphs. Such is "picture" is just (XML)text, which say from here to here is a line, there is a filled ractangle and these is an ellipse with a gradient (changing ...[text shortened]... rating graph is just a huge number of ractanges. And there are some others...
    Got what I mean?
    when i was a kid we had a victor lawnmower ... it could scale any grasses.

    scalable victor grasses are everywhere.

    i also recomend that russ gets a victor.
  7. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    10 Oct '05 12:52
    If there was browser support for it, I would adopt right away - scalable graphics can be nicer these days due to the vastly different resolutions people use on their desktop.

    -Russ
  8. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    11 Oct '05 06:38
    so you will rethink about it, when IE, Opera and Firefox have it?
    th
  9. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    11 Oct '05 10:38
    Yes.

    -Russ
  10. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    12 Oct '05 15:02
    I'll remind you on that one
    Dont delete this thread!
    th