In my previous post (SVG Glyph Positioning) I said that we now do individual glyph positioning for SVG text but that there were some gotchas.
Fortunately Takeshi Kurosawa stepped up to the plate and fixed inheritance of glyph positions so that <text x=”10 30″ y=”30″><tspan>HI</tspan></text> now displays correctly. His work on this will be in Beta 7.
We’ve made more animation progress too. Animated slideshows anyone?
- Event based animation by Brian Birtles allows animation to react to mouse clicks: Eventbase targets
- Then we have string animation which would allow the animation to change the slideshow image to move to the next slide.
- At the moment the slides would need to be based around SVG use elements however the ability to have slides as SVG images where each slide is an SVG document is not far off thanks to Daniel Holbert.
I think eventbase animation was early enough to be in Beta 6, String animation will be in Beta 8 and so should SVG images in the SVG image tag.
Meanwhile Jonathan Watt has been keeping his head down implementing a rather complicated patch for animation of path segments. Once that lands only lists of numbers e.g. text glyph rotation and polygon and polyline points will be left. Pretty much anything else should animate barring the odd and hopefully minor rough edge of course.