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I have been forced to post
to a page
in SVGWiki, because my attempts to enter a response using
the Wiki page itself have failed with a
I also have to say that while I think the Wiki concept
of universal editorship is great, its reliance on its own quirky
syntax is a little annoying.
(On the other hand, HTML is not as amenable to hand-editing as
it might be. This is a result of its being based on the
splendidly verbose SGML syntax.)
Update (8 May 2002). I have updated SVGWiki—after
connecting to it with MSIE rather than Mozilla or Opera.
Update (14 February 2004).
My note on the
object tag has been updated to
reflect the fact that Safari 1.0 (released 2003) cannot handle
So far getting uploads to work with the
Picky Picky Game is an uphill
struggle. Some web browsers work and some do not, and it is
going to require some fancy diagnostic tools to find out why
The image-cycling feature of the
Picky Picky Game
you click on the Cycle button before the images have been
prloaded, then nothing visible happens—it appears to have
failed. There is no way for the user to see whether the images
have loaded or not. I have attempted to add such an indication,
only to be thwarted by what appear to be bugs in the web
browsers I have tried it on.
I have fiddled with the layout of the archive pages of the Picky Picky Game so that
(a) it lays out all the panels in one row, rather than
wrapping to multiple tiers per page, andf (b) it uses an
HTML table to achieve the layout. This should remove the
occasional glitch where cycling panels caused the layout to
SVG-powered simulated deal now works on Safari. In the
end I achieved this by using the special attribute that
not its host’s (in this case, Safari’s).
I have also belatedly switched the script to using
document.URL to find its URL rather than the
location.search (which fails on Safari
I have belatedly updated my
note on using
object tags to display SVG to reflect my
tags from the Alleged Tarot because Safari cannot cope with them..
Today I have tweaked the CSS for the new look slightly: subheadings
within articles no longer live in the left margin, and italics have gone
a little curlier.
I created the Alleged Tarot in 2002 using SVG, which I was confident at the time was the next big thing in web graphics. Seventy thousand years later, I notice that Safari 4 supports SMIL-style animations in SVG, which means that the commentary and animations I incorporated in to the card designs now work again for the first time since Adobe abandoned their SVG Viewer plug-in.
The SVG files generated by Lineform have a
viewBox attribute and
height attributes on the outermost
svg element. This
is good because it means that is necessary to get Webkit browsers (at
least) to treat them as scalable (apparently the S in SVG was not enough
of a hint). Alas! the
svg2png utility I want to use to downgrade SVG
files to PNG requires
height attributes or it assumes
nonsensical values. Here’s my silly recipe for achieving this without
having two copies of every SVG file.