[OpenLayers-Dev] Developement of an external vector symbol

Pierre GIRAUD bluecarto at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 01:58:53 EST 2007

Hi all,

Cameron, please note that I only want the symbols to be translated.
They are converted only as the renderer initializes. I'll give it some
benchs but I'm pretty sure that the performances are OK.

I prefer that solution because doesn't have to know anything about
VML. Of course you can find many converter in different languages, but
then it will rely on a sever side script. Which I don't want.

In the given example, we load/convert more than 20 symbols and my
first feeling is that it is ok on IE (ie. no lag).


On Nov 15, 2007 12:39 AM, Christopher Schmidt <crschmidt at metacarta.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 09:09:18AM +1100, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> > Pierre,
> > I don't think we should be translating between SVG/VML in javascript as
> > it will slow down rendering.
> > I expect that usually SVG/VML can be translated before running the
> > application.
> > If effect you would have a directory of svg icons and vml icons with the
> > same names and you switch directories at runtime depending upon which
> > browser is being used.
> I'm not sure how this is relevant to Pierre's question. Can you review
> the code, and then clarify why you think that what you have identified
> is not the path the current code pursues? Perhaps I've missed something.
> Regards,
> --
> Christopher Schmidt
> MetaCarta

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