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Re: World Wide Web Foundation - Would they financially support the development of an SVG plugin for IE?

From: Andreas Neumann <a.neumann@carto.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 23:22:59 +0200
Message-ID: <48CED233.4000709@carto.net>
To: Jean-Claude Moissinac <moissinac@enst.fr>
CC: public-svg-ig@w3.org

Hi Jean-Claude,

Yes, GPAC would be a good start for a SVG 1.2 plugin for IE, but I 
wonder how far away it is from SVG 1.1 Full support? The main goal of an 
SVG plugin for IE should be the support of SVG 1.1 content. SVG 1.2 
support is of course a plus, but SVG 1.1 Full support has to be provided.

Much of the existing SVG content relies on SVG Full features like 
clipping, masking, filters, etc. which is not present in tiny. If you 
fell however, that it should be reasonable to implement the missing SVG 
1.1 features in GPAC in a few months it might well be an option.

Andreas

Jean-Claude Moissinac wrote:
> Just a proposal.
> The GPAC player is an open source multimedia player with a good
> support of SVG Tiny 1.2
> GPAC has a plugin for IE.
> There is a lot of work to get a very stable and complete support,
> mainly in the interaction between the player and the browser.
> But GPAC could be a good candidate as a starting point.
> 
> Jean-Claude Moissinac
> 
> 2008/9/15 Andreas Neumann <a.neumann@carto.net>:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> just read http://www.webfoundation.org/programs/
>>
>> In the "Programs" section it reads that its goals are:
>>
>> ----------
>>
>> Web Technology and Practice
>>
>> The goals of this program are:
>> To promote the development of technology and standards that foster
>> creativity, collaboration, communication, and commerce.
>> To encourage the spread of new technology that can be integrated and
>> used alongside existing technology, ensuring the stable evolution of the
>> Web.
>> To ensure that the technology enables anyone to use the Web from any
>> device, anywhere.
>>
>> To reach these goals, the initial activity for the program will be to
>> support the development of open, interoperable, high-quality Web
>> Standards. A strong standards foundation has been one of the most
>> important enablers of the exponential growth of the Web.
>>
>> -----------
>>
>> I wonder if this foundation would help to financially support the
>> development of an SVG plugin for IE if it is done by OS programmers from
>> Mozilla or Webkit.
>>
>> What do you think?
>>
>> I also consider this in the light of Tim Berners-Lee's press release:
>> http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ijt9c0Dlxfdf3QocKPehKUVzXIGAD9343KEO1
>>
>> Andreas
>>
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>>
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>>
>>
>>
> 
> 
> 

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