CIF 3

Push SVG file declarations into other CIF/SVG declarations

This CIF to CIF transformation pushes SVG file declarations inwards into the other CIF/SVG declarations.

Supported specifications

This transformation supports a subset of CIF specifications. The following restrictions apply:

  • Component definitions and component instantiations are not supported.

Preprocessing

No preprocessing is currently performed by this CIF to CIF transformation. To increase the subset of specifications that can be transformed, apply the following CIF to CIF transformations (in the given order):

Implementation details

All SVG file declarations specified in the top level scope of the specification, in groups, and in automata, are removed. The other CIF/SVG declarations to which they apply, each get a local SVG file declaration instead. If they already had a local SVG file declaration, the CIF/SVG declaration is not changed.

For instance, this specification:

svgfile "file1.svg";

svgout id "a" attr "b" value 5;

svgout id "c" attr "d" value 6 file "file2.svg";

group g:
  svgfile "file3.svg";

  svgout id "e" attr "f" value 7;

  svgout id "g" attr "h" value 8;

  svgout id "i" attr "j" value 9 file "file4.svg";

  group h:
    svgfile "file5.svg";
  end

  group i:
    svgout id "k" attr "l" value 10;
  end
end

is transformed to the following specification:

svgout id "a" attr "b" value 5 file "file1.svg";

svgout id "c" attr "d" value 6 file "file2.svg";

group g:
  svgout id "e" attr "f" value 7 file "file3.svg";

  svgout id "g" attr "h" value 8 file "file3.svg";

  svgout id "i" attr "j" value 9 file "file4.svg";

  group h:
  end

  group i:
    svgout id "k" attr "l" value 10 file "file3.svg";
  end
end

The mapping for the SVG element with id a is declared in the top level scope of the specification, and does not have a local SVG file declaration. As such, the SVG file declaration from the top level scope (file1.svg) is pushed inwards into the mapping. The mapping for the SVG element with id b is declared in the same scope, but already has a local SVG file declaration (file2.svg), and is thus not changed.

Group g also has an SVG file declaration (file3.svg). This is pushed inwards to the mappings for ids e and g, as they are declared in the same scope, and don’t have local SVG file declarations. The mapping for SVG element id i is not changed, as it already has a local SVG file declaration (file4.svg).

The SVG file declaration (file5.svg) from group g.h does not apply to any mappings, and thus gets lost.

Group g.i does not have an SVG file declaration, so the mapping for SVG element id k, which is declared in that group, gets the SVG file declaration from group g (the parent scope of group g.i) instead.

Renaming

n/a

Size considerations

As SVG file declarations may apply to multiple other CIF/SVG declarations, this transformation may increase the number of SVG file declarations in the specification. The number of SVG file declarations after the transformation is at most the number of ‘other’ CIF/SVG declarations, and as such the increase is at most linear in the number of ‘other’ CIF/SVG declarations as well.

Optimality

n/a