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Bug 4702 - Parameterized SVGs
Parameterized SVGs
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 5899
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
File management (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Normal enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-01-21 09:20 UTC by Derrick Coetzee
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Derrick Coetzee 2006-01-21 09:20:15 UTC
This is a proposed feature I've discussed with some contributors on Common. Check out this category:

All the images are nearly identical except for the number printed on them. If converted to SVGs, 
the only difference from one image to another would be the content of a single text tag (assuming 
the appropriate font is embedded if necessary). There are other images where only a single colour 
would change, or the position of a small red dot, or some other very minor element. These could all 
be supported by a scheme which allows users to supply parameters to SVGs using much the same syntax 
they use to supply them to templates. Symbols in the SVG file would be macro-expanded just prior to 
rendering. The cached version used would have to depend on the specific parameters.

Here are some more examples where this feature would be very useful:

Discussion here:

If you don't have time to do this, please at least advise roughly what might be involved. Thanks.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-06-26 18:37:36 UTC
Not strictly a duplicate, but I'm merging this with general SVG editing anyway
on Rob's orders.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5899 ***

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