Re: Support for Vector Images

Rob (wlkngowl@unix.asb.com)
Sun, 30 Nov 1997 14:04:31 -0500


Message-Id: <199711301911.OAA29816@unix.asb.com>
From: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: Peter Flynn <pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 14:04:31 -0500
CC: www-html@w3.org
In-reply-to: <199711281434.OAA07477@imbolc.ucc.ie>
Subject: Re: Support for Vector Images

On 28 Nov 97, Peter Flynn <pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie> wrote:

> EPS is not necessarily vector-based, it can contain bitmaps too.  The
> best choice would be CGM, which is the international standard and is
> supported in most vector graphics packages (and even in some bitmap
> ones). SGML browsers like Panorama and MultiDoc Pro already support
> it.  But the W3C can recommend until they're blue in the face: if
> browser makers don't see $$$ in it, they simply won't bother.

Well, it may take longer for them to add it. (MS did eventually add PNG 
to Explorer for instance.) If there's enough of a demand, and there's a 
W3C recommendation, and the smaller vendors & experimental browser 
makers add support, then eventually the big players will add support.

Rob