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RE: %201.2%20feedback:%20Streaming

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jon@ferraiolo.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 14:10:33 -0800
To: "'Robert Diblasi'" <rdiblas@wpo.it.luc.edu>, <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c29018$7b34d4f0$8a552099@FERRAIOLOT30>

Robert,
Since sending my email, there has been lots of people who have been
educating me, so I'm backing quite a bit.

I'm not against better animation and multimedia features. The reason for
my comment is my thinking that the most important single feature of SVG
that distinguishes it from other popular vector graphics formats is that
it is XML to its core. That's what led to my comment. Entertainment is
generally heavily focused on pure presentation and usually contains
little leverage of semantically rich XML. Other formats have their roots
in entertainment. Having SVG try to catch up with these other formats on
a feature-by-feature basis will prove difficult. I would hate to
sacrifice working group and implementer attention to entertainment
features at the exclusion of other features which leverage SVG's XML
nature more. So, I'm in favor of addressing some of the low-cost,
high-benefit multimedia features, but I think it would be a mistake to
go after the high-cost, low-benefit features.

Jon

-----Original Message-----
From: www-svg-request@w3.org [mailto:www-svg-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Robert Diblasi
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 1:22 PM
To: www-svg@w3.org
Subject: RE:%201.2%20feedback:%20Streaming


Jon and Vincent and Robin and W3 SVG Working Group :-)

<jon-wrote>
I don't think long cartoons are the sweet spot for SVG in
the marketplace.
</jon-wrote>

[please do not read this as hostle....I just trying to make a
point.....please correct me if I misunderstood you]

I do not like the sound of "cartoon" ....do I detect a bias here. Do you
not see pioneering Flash "cartoon" work that is out there on the Web.
Do you just see these works of art as just "toons"? 

I can not believe that you do not see the potential to use vector
animation  for educational and tutorial needs!! 

I think I disagree with you  and I think that the so called "cartoon"
are another "sweet spot" for SVG!


.....W3 SVG working group,Please do not limit SVG animation ablities
because you can not think of another way of using these features.

We all learn by sharing what we know
Robert A. DiBlasi
http://www.svgnotebook.com
rdiblasi@svgnotebook.com
SVG User Group: Chicago IL. Chapter member
Received on Tuesday, 19 November 2002 17:11:10 GMT

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