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Re: svg

From: Michael Gould <gould@inf.uji.es>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 16:34:19 +0200
Message-ID: <3953756B.C8043E7F@inf.uji.es>
To: Bill Cava <BCava@maptech.com>
Cc: "'Josh Zeidner'" <jmz_phylogenic@hotmail.com>, "'www-svg@w3.org'" <www-svg@w3.org>

Both SVG and VML specs are published (via www.w3.org), so no need to try to
explain the tech differences.
SVG is less vendor-dependent let us say. And it is much richer than VML.

As far as cartographic data are concerned, IMHO you should be thinking about the
use of GML (internally) and SVG (visualisation), and therefore be in-line with
emerging specs of the OpenGIS Consortium (www.opengis.org). See also
http://www.geojava.com/Customers/galdos/articles/introduction_to_gml.htm   for
more on GML.


Michael Gould
Depto de Informatica
Universitat Jaume I
E-12080 Castellon Spain

Bill Cava wrote:

> Thank you kindly for your response!
> So would you say that is SVG a descendent of VML? Is there any documentation
> on w3.org that compares the two? I've been developing a few apps that
> generate dynamic images using VML and need to know if I should continue in
> this direction, or drop it and go to SVG? I guess I'm looking for a little
> bit more technical explanation on the differences?
> Again, I thank you for your response.
> Bill
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Josh Zeidner [mailto:jmz_phylogenic@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 23, 2000 9:56 AM
> To: BCava@maptech.com; www-svg@w3.org
> Subject: Re: svg
> howdy Bill,
>   Simple: the requirements for VML changed so drastically, the work done
> already was incompatible, so a new acronym was forged : SVG.  Then everybody
> lived happily ever after.
> -Josh Zeidner
> >Greetings,
> >
> >I scoured the SVG Overview at the following URL,
> >http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/Overview.htm8
> >and still couldn't find an answer to my question. So, I pass my query to
> >you.
> >
> >What's the difference between SVG and VML?
> >http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-VML
> >
> >Many thanks in advance,
> >Bill
> >bcava@maptech.com
> >
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