The coming of SVG

Devin Asay devin_asay at
Wed Nov 8 13:59:07 EST 2017

Having followed this discussion from digest purgatory while on a conference trip, my vote is for “Viewer” as well.

Viewer has these advantages:
 -  not already a token in either LCS or LCB (that I know of)
 -  is descriptive of what it does
 -  is a nice parallel to player, a container for various time-based media.

Viewport is a possibility, but it seems to already have a fairly precise technical definition in the computer graphics world.

Canvas is okay, but evokes painting not vector graphics.

My $.02.


On Nov 8, 2017, at 10:47 AM, Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode <use-livecode at<mailto:use-livecode at>> wrote:

Martin Koob wrote:
what about calling it a *viewer* object which would then
allow us to view SVGs, images, graphics or any other
drawing or illustration format.

Actually, I like the name "viewer" too, but if we could use
the word "viewer" then "viewport" is more descriptive:

By the way, this new control is a LC9 only widget. Right?


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Devin Asay
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Brigham Young University

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