Is there a way get the dimensions i.e. width and height of a (possibly complex) Path element? More specifically i want to draw a rect around some Path elements, for which i need to know their dimensions. I am using a program which generates raw svg files (text). So it would be helpful to know how could i write the operations directly in the actual .svg file.

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    Sure it's possible. What are you wanting to use? JavaScript? Illustrator/Inkscape? Maybe sharing your end goal would be helpful. – Zach Saucier Mar 20 '20 at 14:23
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  • @ZachSaucier I am generating an svg file with a Lisp program. See my updates, hope it's helpful? – Student Mar 20 '20 at 23:56
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    So you're wanting to use lisp to analyze the path and create the rectangle? That's not a super straightforward task, but neither is generating a bunch of SVG. Are you using a package or library in lisp? This is sounding more and more like a question for the package you're using/StackOverflow. – Zach Saucier Mar 21 '20 at 12:20

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