Attached is a pattern svg which shows interesting behaviour. It opens in
Inkscape to yield a circle filled with small red circles and a square filled
with small blue squares. The two objects behave differently.
With change in object size.
a. The red circles scale up and down within the bounding circle, whether it
stays a circle or goes to an ellipse and stay at the new scale size when
released. This pattern is scaling.
b. The blue squares scale up and down within the square but revert to small
squares when released. This pattern is not scaling.
For most purpose I think it would be desirable for the fill pattern
scale. However, there may be occasions when non-scaling patterns are wanted
or a mixture of both in the same drawing. hence my suggestion of a
preference switch to allow choice here. What do others think.
I think both are defines in svg.
When the objects are converted to paths both fills operate as
fills. Nodes can be moved as usual but if the object size is changed the
fills now revert to their original size each time.
This is a bug! can you submit this to the bug tracker. (There are
actually two bugs here - firstly the non-updating behaviour when scaling
the rect before releaseing, and secondly the difference in between the
two. Feel free to submit two separate bug reports)