[Clipart] Duplicated items / keywords question
nicu at nicubunu.ro
Sat Sep 24 04:48:01 PDT 2005
Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> "Nicu Buculei (OCAL)" <nicu at apsro.com> writes:
>>When you say "only SVG" this is without both PNG and TXT? Is there
>>any use for the TXT files in the release?
> The txt files exist for the benefit of the navigate/browse tool, which
> reads them each time someone browses a directory. (This is why the
> browse tool's disk utilization is so high.) If the browse tool were
> reworked to read from a database, that would help with the disk usage
> issue *and* obviate the need for the txt files in the release.
> The browse/navigate tool also must have the .png files, however, and I
> don't think there's any way around that.
There may be a way: modern browsers can display SVG images. Sure, this
is *not* the way to go, as the most used browser do not meet this
criteria, but this is not the problem, the problem is the size of
release packages, we can have SVG *and* PNG on website and SVG *or* PNG
>>I don't know (nor care) about OS X, but I suspect Windows is the
>>only platform unable to automatically generate thumbnails for SVG
>>files, so the usefulness of including PNG files is small.
> I suspect that most users are more interested in the PNG files than
> the SVG files. I wish we had download statistics for the packages.
Bur our mission is to promote the vector format...
However, providing separate packages for SVG and PNG is a win-win situation:
- win for us, as we reduce the load on the server and have better stats
on what users want;
- win for users, as they can download smaller packages containing only
what they want. The benefit for the PNG package is increased, as it can
contain images of better quality.
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