Yes, I agree, Francis. It is already being deployed in large enterprise
projects, as I know from one of my former students now at IBM.
As Jon points out he's been experimenting with some uses of replicate-like
ideas in D3 already.
I also agree with him that it's not clear how much of it could be added into
D3. For example the <replicateModifier> stuff such as at
and the replicatePath stuff
) require awareness of
the SVG DOM, but D3 is clearly very powerful already and is teeming with new
development. Learning how to use D3 is next on my list of projects, once the
current list frees up a bit!
Of course, <replicate> like <animate> is intended as a declarative approach,
so adding replicate to D3 would not likely mean discontinuing development of
it by itself. Having a solution that enables our IE brethren (and sistren)
to actually see existing SMIL content would be quite a nice gesture.
On Behalf Of Francis Hemsher
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 9:59 AM
Subject: [svg-developers] Re: <replicate>
> a) The Working Group recently decided  not to adopt <replicate>,
> unless it is accompanied by "concrete use cases and demonstration of
> author/implementor interest."
is used to generate SVG from data. I believe it will be substantially
employed within svg enterprise projects.
I would like to suggest that the replicate .js library file could make a
nice addition to the d3 library. This would most assuredly demonstrate is
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