Acrobat SVG and Flash - comparisions? (was Re: What are thearg
On Tue, 26 Nov 2002 15:48:31 +0100, Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@e...> wrote: > > > Your numbers are slightly exaggerated :) Doing a rich client in any > version of Flash prior to v6 is a herculean task, the kind that you do > once and give up on, or go insane and start dribbling Macromedia > marketing material at random hours under the full moon. So you'd have to > take Flash 6 penentration into account. On the other hand, SVG has more > than 0.1% thanks to the fact that ASV v2 was shipped with Acrobat Reader > 5.0 and pretty much all Adobe products around that time. Yup, I did over-do the numbers, didn't I? :-) Sorry for getting caught up in gloom. I will happily admit that Acrobat and Flash are both more or less ubiquitous. And that was my point -- as a practical matter one has to develop rich client internet apps for the software that one expects the target audience to have pre-installed. So, again as a practical matter in today's environment, what can one do in SVG (as supported in recent Acrobat Readers) that would offer a "rich client" experience -- nice looking UI, client-side assistance/validation, the hokey animated effects that I personally hate but Joe Consumer apparently likes ... along with the ability to produce and consume XML content. Now for the less hopeful question: what tools exist that would allow non-geeks to develop such content in SVG? (I think we could probably agree that Flash MX more or less defines the state of the art?) How about XForms? I at least hear rumors of XForms implementations that will run in Flash reader (not sure of the version).
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