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Re: [svg-developers] Re: Palm Pre (WebOS) supporting SVG?

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  • Bradley Neuberg
    For a mobile device, however, 500K is _huge_.
    Message 1 of 58 , Jun 11, 2009
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      For a mobile device, however, 500K is _huge_.

      On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 12:44 PM, Bradley Neuberg<bradneuberg@...> wrote:
      > I'm not sure; I opened a bug on the Webkit side to address this issue
      > and contacted the people I know worked on the SVG Webkit
      > implementation. They pushed back though and marked the bug invalid,
      > which means they themselves are not interested in addressing this
      > issue (they said the bug would only stay open if someone specifically
      > was going to work on it and said how they were going to address the
      > issue). :(
      >
      > On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 7:01 PM, Andreas Neumann<a.neumann@...> wrote:
      >>
      >>
      >> And how big is the mobile webkit overall? Just to get the perspective ... If
      >> the browser is already 2-4MB, than 500K+ is not much.
      >>
      >> In the desktop world 500k is nothing. Most plugins are more like 3-4MB or
      >> bigger (e.g. Flash, Adobe SVG viewer, VRML viewers, etc.).
      >>
      >> Andreas
      >>
      >> --- In svg-developers@yahoogroups.com, Bradley Neuberg <bradneuberg@...>
      >> wrote:
      >>>
      >>> I've heard that the Webkit SVG implementation is closer to 500K!
      >>>
      >>> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:27 PM, Jeff
      >>> Schiller<jeff_schiller@...> wrote:
      >>> >
      >>> >
      >>> > --- In svg-developers@yahoogroups.com, Bradley Neuberg <bradneuberg@>
      >>> > wrote:
      >>> >>
      >>> >> I've noticed a disturbing trend where the mobile folks (Android and
      >>> >> now WebOS) trim out the Webkit SVG implementation, perhaps to save
      >>> >> space (I believe it takes around 200K). That's too bad.
      >>> >>
      >>> >
      >>> > I agree, it's a shame. I think the only thing to do is march onward with
      >>> > solving the desktop solution and get people using SVG there across all
      >>> > desktop browsers.
      >>> >
      >>> > The fact that the iPhone and Opera have SVG built-in is a great boon, so
      >>> > if
      >>> > enough compelling content is there, I think market pressure will
      >>> > convince
      >>> > Google and Palm to turn it on.
      >>> >
      >>> > Jeff
      >>> >
      >>> >
      >>>
      >>
      >>
      >
    • CPK Smithies
      Thanks for your comments, Jeff. I found that this is a problem in Chrome too, and that the inference that it is a webkit bug is supported by
      Message 58 of 58 , Jun 25, 2009
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        Thanks for your comments, Jeff. I found that this is a problem in Chrome
        too, and that the inference that it is a webkit bug is supported by

        https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17744

        which bug is bafflingly labelled "unconfirmed", having been reported in
        March 2008.

        I am going to try the chromium-browser on my 32-bit Ubuntu box and see
        what webkit does there.

        Regards to all,

        Christopher Smithies
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