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From: Robert Diblasi <rdiblas@wpo.it.luc.edu>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 17:11:43 -0600
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I understand your position now :-)

I also see SVG as just  XML. I tend to say that SVG is an application of XML. 

(Thought I will still put up a good fight about the path attribute "d"......still a little to much data for me in one attribute.....but I understand the battle lines on this issue for SVG....so we do not have to hash it out....even though I would like to SVG 2.0 address this :- )  ....I sorry I could not help myself ;-)

a good quote I saw was this:
Monday, November 18, 2002
XML is data, not objects. Understand this for it is the zen of XML. 
--Dare Obasanjo on the xml-dev mailing list, Wed, 23 Oct 2002 

XML is just a way to describe the data.....could of used flat files or some binary (ones and zeros) to make the SVG format.....but W3 used the XML syntax ....and it is The main reason I even noticed SVG.....

In fact, I went to flash first ( I come from a graphic design back ground ...pretty pictures moving on the web was a good thing.....but I could not "play" with the data ( a little bet of a programmer in me.....so .......I saw SVG....just an application of XML..a Standard and all my XML past I can use (DOM, XSLT, etc...) .....and I was hooked.

anyway....thank you for letting me know where you stand

We all learn by sharing what we know
Robert A. DiBlasi
SVG User Group: Chicago IL. Chapter member
Received on Tuesday, 19 November 2002 18:12:43 UTC

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