[cairo] [PATCH] Enable links to image files in SVG backend

Chris Wilson chris at chris-wilson.co.uk
Wed Jan 20 04:22:37 PST 2010

On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:08:51 +0200, Alexander Shulgin <alex.shulgin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 13:25, Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk> wrote:
> > I leave others to debate the merits of accepting a non-rfc3986 encoded
> > URI, and whether it is wise for Cairo just to mandate use of
> > g_filename_to_uri (or whatever) for local files.
> I don't think forcing clients depend on glib or any other third-party
> lib for this is in any way friendly.  And yet again, I've come to this
> problem from Ruby, so this might cause even more trouble for clients.

That's mostly the point I'm trying to make here, I expect the user's
environment with have a library or builtin to "Do The Right Thing" which
should be far more convenient and consistent for the user.

Or maybe I'm just being hopelessly naive in believing that it should just
work! ;-)

Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre

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