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Re: 1.2 feedback: Streaming

From: Randy Nonay <randy.nonay@net-linx.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 08:20:02 -0700
Message-ID: <3DDE4B22.EF6C5F1F@net-linx.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

I would say that assuming SVG is only for the browser is a _big_ underestimate of its usefullness. Consider it as the postscript of the future...  with a whole lot more thrown in. I can say from the information I have available that several of the major desktop publishing applications are embracing SVG as a standardized file format. And this even if the animation parts never get improved beyond
where they are currently...

  Randy Nonay

John Hayman wrote:

> That assumes SVG's only place is as a browser plug-in on desktop machines.
>
> Where (hopefully) SVG will take off is in the Mobile space where there is no clear market leader for animations. And (after the success of SMS messaging) there is much motivation to come up with a standard for sending multi-media from one handset wirelessly to another.  Preferably something that is non-proprietary.  SVG sounds as good as anything else out there (and a lot better than most).
>
> But it needs
> - ubiquity (there are more than a few would-be implementers of SVG-Mobile out there)
> - fast download (well, we'll see)
> - compelling content (animations are **KEY**)
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