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Re: Support for Vector Images

From: Martin J. Dürst <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 14:01:23 +0100 (MET)
To: Clive Bruton <clive@typonaut.demon.co.uk>
cc: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>, "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.96.971126140048.282T-100000@enoshima.ifi.unizh.ch>
On Tue, 25 Nov 1997, Clive Bruton wrote:

> Andrew n marshall wrote at 25/11/97 3:57 am
> >I would greatly appreciate the W3C to include a recommendation for 
> >vector-based images for HTML.  Personally I would prefer this to be a 
> >monochromatic format that could be rendered in the foreground color (great 
> >opportunity for scripts!!).  EPS files come to mind as a quick and easy 
> >solution to this problem, although I'm not an expert in the pros and cons 
> >of image formats.
> I think EPS is a reasonable solution, except that some will complain that 
> Adobe "owns" it. However if you're ok with EPS, may I suggest PDF, which 
> is supported in any browser that has a plug-in API. Of course there are 
> other formats, including Flash from Macromedia and Electrifier from 
> Lari/Apple.

What about something like a 2D version of VRML (mostly VRML 1.0)?

Regards,	Martin.
Received on Wednesday, 26 November 1997 08:02:05 UTC

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