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Removal of SVG? Re: What is SVG?

From: jonathan chetwynd <jc@signbrowser.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 16:52:53 -0000
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To: "Anne Pemberton" <apembert@crosslink.net>, "Bruce Bailey" <bbailey@clark.net>, "w3c" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
I cannot agree to the need to remove SVG.
What is needed is a well thought out and executed graphical demonstration of
the intended benefits.
as we are agreed the current example neither does justice to bitmaps, png or

If text is needed to describe the benefits, it's nowhere near being a real
One can describe colour blindness with words, but the tests for it are not
hidden in masses of text.
Gill sans says what it is, but the beauty, is in the beholding.

What are the current 'tests' for SVG, and where are they published? please
note I am not referring to textual descriptions or algebraic formulae, but
graphical representations that john doe can evaluate.

There is a disgraceful and persistent refusal to create graphic intensive
pages on the w3 site.
Can we be assured that when and if SVG is supported, graphics will appear on
the site?
(I have serious doubts, as png, jpg and gif are fairly universal, yet there
is extremely limited use.)
What popular concensus is there that states, that proprietary graphics
formats are neither universal nor accessible, and hence cannot be used?

jonathan chetwynd

some very wonderful examples of bitmaps are linked from

IT teacher (learning difficulty)
& accessibility consultant
Received on Thursday, 2 November 2000 11:59:29 GMT

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