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Re: 1.2 feedback: Streaming

From: Vadim Plessky <plessky@cnt.ru>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 15:11:12 +0300
To: "Niklas Gustavsson" <niklas@protocol7.com>, <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200211201511.12509.plessky@cnt.ru>

On Tuesday 19 November 2002 3:36 pm, Niklas Gustavsson wrote:
|  From: "Thierry Kormann" <tkormann@ilog.fr>
|  > > There are many possible uses for streaming, e.g.:
|  > > * "movies" - this is probably the biggest area for Flash right
|  > > now. Could be
|  > > animated instructions, feature walk-throughs, intros and much more.
|  > > Streaming makes it possible to have a >100kb movie that still
|  > > plays without
|  > > a long waiting time. I think this is the most important case.
|  >
|  > A Jon said, I don't think this is the market place for SVG.
|  I think this is a huge market place. I don't know if I'm the typical user
| of SVG/Flash, but this kind of productions (e.g. animated technical
| education, illustration of products) are well more then 50% of my work.

Well, I have Flash plugin installed, but *disable* this plugin when browsing, 
as Flash content requires unnecessary bandwidth usage (and I want to avoid 
But overhead with Adobe's SVG plugin (Windows/MS IE) is even more than with 
So, market is not limited by itself - it's close to *non-existant* state at a 
I think someone from Macromedia (see article on C-Net  about SVG 1.1 release) 
said that Flash installed on 98% of desktops, and SVG - on less than 1%.
I tend to agree with these numbers.
Besides, existing SVG implementations tend to be too heavy, so you can't 
install SVG "on demand" unless you have high-speed broadband connection.

Does some seriously think that SVG would be able to compete twith Flash in 
nearest feature?
If so - than pls explain *how*.  I am very curious on opinions about this.

|  /niklas

Best Regards,

Vadim Plessky
SVG Icons
Received on Wednesday, 20 November 2002 07:15:07 UTC

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