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Re: [off-tipc] Adding simple graphics in HTML

From: Inanis Brooke <alatus@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 11:50:48 -0800
Message-ID: <003701be591c$7cacac40$e72eb3d1@alatus>
To: "www-html" <www-html@w3.org>
|            So far in the development of HTML, all graphics are inserted
|in HTML documents through the <IMAGE> tag. This is fine for pictures, I
|suppose but I note that for academic usage, most people only need to use
|lines and boxes to draw out flowcharts and miscellaneous stuff. In
|short, they only need simple graphics.

[firstly, i'd like to appologize for my last posting, i accidentally hit the
send button on my keyboard...]

It sounds like you'd be interested in w3c's scalable vector graphics format.
I don't know an awful lot about it, but it could help you out a lot in the
bandwidth department if you're doing things like flowcharts.

The problem with svg, as with any other new web-based technology, is that it
can take YEARS before it becomes implemented in web browsers. If your
educational institution has a requirement for backward compatibility with
older browsers, then you will always have to go with an older standard for
presenting images.

To find more info on the w3c's work with svg, look at:

Daniel [inanis (edf)]
Received on Monday, 15 February 1999 14:48:55 UTC

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