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RE: Adding simple graphics in HTML

From: Braden N. McDaniel <braden@shadow.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 15:19:12 -0500
To: "Zhixian, Ong" <Ong123Z@URegina.CA>, <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000701be5920$734686e0$01000080@bonezero>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
> Of Zhixian, Ong
> Sent: Monday, February 15, 1999 12:39 PM
> To: www-html@w3.org
> Subject: Adding simple graphics in HTML
> Dear Sir,
>             So far in the development of HTML, all graphics are inserted
> in HTML documents through the <IMAGE> tag.

Both IMG and OBJECT are available for this purpose. OBJECT is by no means
confined to raster formats.

> 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. Thus, my suggestion to the
> committee of the developers of HTML is: Why don't you add a set of HTML
> tags that will draw simple graphics in HTML documents? Or does this
> exist already?

It's being worked on. Just a few days ago, the W3C posted the first draft of
the SVG spec.

Received on Monday, 15 February 1999 15:19:20 UTC

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