[cairo] Howto: insert anchors into cairo-generated PDF or SVG graphics ?
behdad at behdad.org
Wed Feb 6 12:06:29 PST 2008
On Wed, 2008-02-06 at 14:26 -0500, John Ellson wrote:
> > Yeah, see:
> > behdad
> Good. Is there an implemenation developing?
No idea. Alp would know.
> I was hoping for something slightly more abstract, that could support
> anchors as enclosing blocks in
> SVG and VML, not just as shapes as in PDF or imagemaps.
> Also, I was thinking that the cairo user should not have to define a
> path for the sensitive area; that instead an appropriate bounding
> region could extracted from a pushed group, or a mini surface, or
> something like that. No coordinates are required in the case of
Then propose a better API :).
> A question of style: cairo doesn't need to know anything about URLs,
> targets, tooltips, etc. Is it better to introduce (a possibly
> set of)
> getters and setters for these properties, or just to have the user
> populate a structure that cairo can pass transparently through to the
Note that the backends are part of cairo too. So it's not so much that
"cairo doesn't need to know anything about [them]".
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