<br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 5/17/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">David Flanagan</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
What surprises me about the omission of dashed lines is that every<br>graphics API I'm familiar with (Xlib, PostScript, Java 2D) supports<br>dashed lines. Unless there is some important platform out there that<br>does not support them in the underlying graphics library, it seems to me
<br>that it would have been trivial to add dashed lines to the API.</blockquote><div><br><br>Flash is an example of a platform that does not support dashed lines in its drawing API. Dashed lines created in the Flash Authoring tool are actually exported into a swf as a series of short curves.
<br><br>However, this is a huge limitation, when it comes to drawing lines dynamically, so I don't think one platform's omission of the feature is a good argument anyway.<br><br>It is a reasonable and worthwhile goal to natively support emulation of all style attributes that are specifiable in CSS.