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Re: svg

From: Michael Gould <gould@inf.uji.es>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 16:39:45 +0200
Message-ID: <395376B1.542B5E22@inf.uji.es>
To: Bill Cava <BCava@maptech.com>, "'Josh Zeidner'" <jmz_phylogenic@hotmail.com>, "'www-svg@w3.org'" <www-svg@w3.org>
Sorry, Bill, I misread your line:


> on w3.org that compares the two? I've been developing a few apps that

as maps, not apps.

Anyway, go for SVG.

MG


Michael Gould wrote:

> Bill,
>
> 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.
>
> Cheers,
> --
>
> _________________________________________
> Michael Gould
> Depto de Informatica
> Universitat Jaume I
> E-12080 Castellon Spain
> gould@inf.uji.es
> www.mgould.com
>
> 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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Michael Gould
Depto de Informatica
Universitat Jaume I
E-12080 Castellon Spain
gould@inf.uji.es
www.mgould.com
Received on Friday, 23 June 2000 10:39:29 GMT

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