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RE: Microsoft and vector graphics (Was:XDocs and XForms?)

  • To: "Paul Prescod" <paul@p...>,<AndrewWatt2000@a...>
  • Subject: RE: Microsoft and vector graphics (Was:XDocs and XForms?)
  • From: "Gert Baudoncq" <Gert.Baudoncq@w...>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 16:34:13 +0200
  • Cc: <xml-dev@l...>
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  • Thread-topic: Microsoft and vector graphics (Was:XDocs and XForms?)

RE:  Microsoft and vector graphics (Was:XDocs and XForms?)

'It is too bad that the SVG world is so dependent on a single 
closed-source implementation.'

Have a look at http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/SVG-Implementations.htm8
There is clearly more then the Adobe SVG viewer.


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Prescod [mailto:paul@p...] 
Sent: donderdag 17 oktober 2002 16:25
To: AndrewWatt2000@a...
Cc: xml-dev@l...
Subject: Re:  Microsoft and vector graphics (Was:XDocs and

AndrewWatt2000@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 17/10/2002 09:55:05 GMT Daylight Time,
> writes:
>>The situation as I see it is more like MS has found a convinience in 
>>Adobe implementing the standard in IE for them. 
> Manos,
> The practical problem for users of SVG is that Adobe speedily
> *most* of SVG 1.0 in the Adobe SVG Viewer then, more or less, **just 
> stopped** development. Different SVG developers are affected
differently by 
> different omissions.
> There is certainly most of the functionality present in ASV version 3
but it 
> would be really nice to have a complete SVG 1.0 implementation.

It is too bad that the SVG world is so dependent on a single 
closed-source implementation. It would be more healthy if there were an 
active community around another native implementation like the one 
embedded in Mozilla.

  Paul Prescod

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