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Re: new SVG article

From: Ben Hutchings <benh@lsl.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 11:26:24 +0000 (GMT)
To: ECurrent@aol.com
CC: www-svg@w3.org, kt@acroforms.com
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.3.93.991122105710.18395A-100000@lsla1a>
On Fri, 19 Nov 1999 ECurrent@aol.com wrote:

>There is a new article on SVG at 
>http://www.webdeveloper.com/design/design_svg_intro.html.

Which has a number of errors.

SVG is not "XML-ready"; it is fundamentally an XML grammar.  (Similarly,
it is not "Unicode-ready"; XML is fundamentally based on the
Unicode/ISO-10646 character set.)

HTML was not invented "when computer users marveled at green phosphors
flickering on dumb terminals", but around 1990.

SVG does not, AFAICR, make any provision for text to be gzip-compressed;
that is an HTTP feature that can be used for any content type.

The <embed> tag is a non-standard Netscape-ism.  The corresponding
standard tag in HTML 4.0 is <object>.  You can't use this in arbitrary
XML documents.

Ben.

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