The coming of SVG

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at
Sun Nov 5 03:52:41 EST 2017



On 11/5/17 1:59 am, Niggemann, Bernd via use-livecode wrote:
> for me "Picture" is a bit confusing.
> We have "Image" for bitmaps, "Graphic" for vector graphics of a certain type and now we might have "Picture" for all kinds of elements.
> However "Picture" is easily confused with "Image" or "Graphic" for a newcomer. The forum is full of synonyms that take a graphic for a bitmap and an image for a vector graphic.
> Why not call the new widget something like "Blackboard"? Or something like that. It conveys the notion that you can put all sort of things onto a blackboard, regardless of their internal representation. It alludes to the container for those things not the result of what is displayed.
> I like "Canvas" from LCB but unfortunately that is already taken. It would have been my favorite.
> Logically "Image", "Graphic" and "Picture" are all elements of a class of "visuals", but now "Image" and "Graphic" become elements of the class "Picture".
> It is a bit fuzzy what the difference in logical hierarchy is. A new term could prevent a possible confusion that "Picture" is a new logical class with said elements but at the same time a picture could be considered a member of class "Picture".
> Kind regards
> Bernd
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