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Re: SVG - A thought

From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 04:11:24 EST
Message-ID: <a1.2038a86f.2951b3bc@aol.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org
In a message dated 19/12/01 06:43:17 GMT Standard Time, lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru 

> On Tuesday 18 December 2001 21:20, David Woolley wrote:
> |
> |   The main current interest in SVG seems to be as a Flash replacement,
> |   but I'm afraid it may become a replacement for HTML with the page
> |   pasted up in a fairly random order.

I didn't seem to receive the original email which was quoted above by someone 
else so my apologies if these comments are responding to the original comment 
out of context.

At the present time I don't think that the main interest is in SVG as a Flash 
replacement. The more immediate and growing interest is in areas such as 
dynamic mapping where SVG offers those interested in GIS etc a far superior 
technology than using bitmap graphics.

Pursuing that notion of growing SVG interest among programmers there is also 
a broader increasing interest in SVG among those who store data as XML. SVG's 
XML-based graphics mean programmers, who become informed about SVG, can use 
parts of their generic XML skill set to create SVG too.

SVG is also a useful technology for creating Web pages. I created the world's 
"first" all-SVG Web site almost a year ago now: http://www.svgspider.com
It's now showing it's age.

A more recent effort is located at http://www.xmml.com
There are only a couple of pages at present but each page has mini-pages with 
a variety of transitions demonstrated in SVG.

It isn't possible/sensible to create SVG Web pages with the page "pasted up 
in fairly random order" - the SVG painter's model makes such an approach a 
route to frustration. The planning and ordering of code in an SVG Web page is 
different from HTML but not, I would suggest, "fairly random".

Andrew Watt
Received on Wednesday, 19 December 2001 04:11:49 UTC

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