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Re: Lingua Franca of the Web - Will SVG replace HTML?

From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 09:19:54 +0100
Message-ID: <3A6BED2A.CC0CAAD1@dyomedea.com>
To: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>
CC: "Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com>, AndrewWatt2001@aol.com, www-talk@w3.org, www-html@w3.org
"Sean B. Palmer" wrote:
> 
> > Isn't this very argument a proof of the interest of SVG that is, unlike
> > the graphic formats we knew before, a graphic format that keeps text
> > stored as text and thus a good compromise between these two statements ?
> 
> I'm saying that document structuring and hypertext is more improtant on the
> most fundamental level than graphics. Yes, SVG does integrate them
> neatly... but I don't think "integration" denotes "replacement", and it
> would be very odd to suggest that it does.

No. What I meant is that I think it's far better if site designers that
needs wysiwyg rendering use SVG (a text/XML format that can be analyzed
by text agents and tools) than gif or jpeg... 

> By all means, use SVG in XHTML: Amaya does this now, but as for replacing
> XHTML with SVG... I don't see how that would even be possible. Telling
> people to use SVG in that way would be beyond the scope of SVG as a format,
> and I certainly do not think this is a line the W3C would want to take up
> with their data formats. It doesn't make architectural sense. The future
> lies in Semantics, not pretty pictures :-)

And also in semantics within and about pictures :-) and SVG enables this
better than other graphic formats !

I think we do agree, sorry if my wording was not clear.

Eric
 
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> Kindest Regards,
> Sean B. Palmer
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