[Clipart] ccHost and Open Clip Art Library

Nicu Buculei (OCAL) nicu at apsro.com
Thu Jul 6 00:38:55 PDT 2006

Florent Monnier wrote:
>>> in scalable graphics, there is the word "scalable"  ;-)
>> This would be a good option that users could select, but it would
>> disable too much of the site because of the lack of overall browser
>> support for SVG IMO.
> You are true but think that the html embed/object tag allow the functionality 
> to provide an alternate:
> <object type="image/svg+xml"
>         data="logo.svgz"
>         width="200" height="160">
>    <img src="logo.png" width="200" height="160" />
> </object>

If we do a little counting, I believe we will discover on average that 
the file size for PNG thumbnails (at 128x128 px) is smaller compared 
with SVG, so by using thumbnails in SVG we may waste a lot of the server 
bandwidth and make pages slower to load for users (this may be negated 
by the use of mod_gzip, as SVG compress very well).

Also, let not ignore the performance requirements on client side: my 
empirical evidence show Firefox is less responsive showing a page with 
(arbitrary number) 100 thumbnails in SVG format compared with a page 
with 100 thumbnails in PNG.

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