Re: Support for Vector Images

Walter Ian Kaye (walter@natural-innovations.com)
Tue, 25 Nov 1997 08:39:44 -0800


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Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 08:39:44 -0800
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Subject: RE: Support for Vector Images

At 9:31a -0500 11/25/97, Eric A. Meyer wrote:
>At 1:00 -0500 11/25/97, Braden N. McDaniel wrote:
>>I believe there has been intermittent grumbling about the lack of support
>>for CGM in Web browsers for some time now. Would a formal plea >from the
>>W3C help things? I don't know, but I'm inclined to doubt it.
>
>   Hard to say.  I recall a proposed format called the Simple Vector Format
>(SVF), which seemed to be on some sort of track to adoption and then
>disappeared.  It's too bad, too, since it seemed like a nice compact little
>format, although I remember beefing even then about the fact that CGM would
>be a better solution.  I don't know if the W3C ever seriously considered
>it; I was a young'n then and ignorant of the Ways of the Standards.
>Perhaps someone here remembers better than I...?

What I remember is that the company which made the vector format
was unwilling to port it to MacOS.

QuickDraw3D supports vector images, and then some... :)