[IPython-dev] Qt SVG clipping bug (it's NOT a matplotlib bug)- Qt won't fix...

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 10:46:52 EDT 2010

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 1:55 AM, Hans Meine <hans_meine at gmx.net> wrote:
> Inkscape is an incredible piece of software, but maybe you should better test
> with e.g. Firefox, since there are *many* SVGs out there which only display
> fine in the almighty Inkscape.  (Could you attach the example SVG?  It looks
> simple enough to serve as a testcase.)

Attached.  Firefox shows the same as inkscape.

>> However, the problem seems to be that the Qt SVG renderer simply
>> doesn't support clipping paths, period.
> That's an unfortunate limitation, indeed. :-(


Thanks for the feedback.  As MD points out, perhaps bug isn't the
right word, just that Qt chose to target a simpler svg spec level than
what mpl uses.


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