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Provide tools for contributors to optimize SVG files
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SVG files can be svelte and fast, but they can also be huge and overly detailed or inefficiently structured, so a similar appearance can result in either a small or large file.

For performance reasons we want SVGs that we might render client-side T5593 to be small and fast.

Possible automatable tools:

  • display the actual transfer size as modifications are made! (post-gzipped)
  • strip comments/whitespace (minification)
  • trim unnecessary digit precision on coordinates
  • rewriting paths to use fewer points
  • eliminating detail that will never be seen in context

External tools for various optimization tasks:

Event Timeline

brion created this task.May 4 2016, 5:08 PM
Restricted Application added projects: Multimedia, Commons. · View Herald TranscriptMay 4 2016, 5:08 PM
Restricted Application added subscribers: Zppix, Steinsplitter, Aklapper. · View Herald Transcript

At least simple SVGs should be 'optimized' by hand instead of via 'automatable tools' that make them unreadable.

Restricted Application added subscribers: Poyekhali, Matanya. · View Herald TranscriptMay 5 2016, 1:13 PM