1. Standard memberthire
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    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?
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    07 Oct '05 20:03
    Can you explain the technical details? Sounds interesting.
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    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 memberthire
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    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?
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    08 Oct '05 00:281 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.
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    08 Oct '05 11:431 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. SubscriberRuss
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    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 memberthire
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    11 Oct '05 06:38
    so you will rethink about it, when IE, Opera and Firefox have it?
    th
  9. SubscriberRuss
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    11 Oct '05 10:38
    Yes.

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