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SVG is the solution (was:: Two Marquee messages on the same line)

From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 04:23:11 EST
Message-ID: <15d.49d543f.2932127f@aol.com>
To: TS2017@emirates.com, www-html@w3.org
In a message dated 25/11/01 03:18:39 GMT Standard Time, TS2017@emirates.com 

> Is it possible to create Marquees that start from the left and the right 
> side of the same line, crossing over each other as they pass through?
> something like this: 
>   amar -->                              <-- amar 
> rgds 
> amar 


I don't know if you are familiar with Scalable Vector Graphics, SVG but it 
can be used to produced standalone Web pages or embedded in HTML/XHTML Web 

I created a double scrolling text message in SVG, to produce the visual 
effect that I think you wanted, and posted it online at

If you are unfamiliar with SVG you will probably need to download the Adobe 
SVG Viewer (http://www.adobe.com/SVG/) and install it in your browser.

Then just go to the URL given above.

SVG images can be embedded in HTML/XHTML pages.

If you want to see a Web site created as a proof of concept using SVG only 
then visit

If you need a book to introduce you to SVG take a look at

There is an SVG developers' mailing list on Yahoo Groups. See

I hope that helps.

Andrew Watt
Received on Sunday, 25 November 2001 04:23:25 UTC

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