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From Omar Gonzalez <omarg.develo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Is FXG a good long term choice for Apache Flex?
Date Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:35:57 GMT
On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 7:33 AM, Jeffry Houser <jeffry@dot-com-it.com> wrote:

> On 10/5/2012 9:44 AM, s├ębastien Paturel wrote:
>
>>
>> by the way, why Adobe chose to use new FXG, instead of SVG? (i bet the
>> answer as already been given a few times, sorry for asking again)
>>
>
>  There has been some talk about that in the past.  The general gist--as I
> understand it--was that they decided it would be better to create something
> which was closer to the Flash Player rending model.
>
>  FXG and SVG are very close; as I understand it.  I thought the Flex
> compiler supported SVG too?  It may be an interesting experiment to convert
> all the FXG elements (and related skins) to SVG.
>
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Yes FXG is practically interchangeable with SVG markup. However, converting
FXG to SVG would be counterproductive. FXG enjoys optimizations on the
compiler that SVG does not, so it will always run more efficiently. At
least that is my understanding.

-omar

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