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Re: Question on the purpose of SVG

From: Don XML <don_xml@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 12:43:53 -0400
To: drbezborodow@webpathways.com, www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Law10-F7xvp6fiPcQVj00001aed@hotmail.com>

MS has absolutely no plans for a SVG Render.  They may give the ability to 
export to SVG, but they will not create a SVG render.  As for IE, there will 
be no more stand alone versions of IE.  The current version is the last one. 
  You will have to upgrade your OS to get the next MS browser (which is part 
of the next OS codenamed Longhorn).

Microsoft will not create a SVG rendering engine because they have a brand 
new XML based Vector Graphics language which is the basis for the Graphics 
engine in Longhorn.  Besides supporting 2D vector graphics, it also supports 
3D, and does not use CSS for styling.  Much has been leaked and talked about 
on various sites.  Just do a Google on Longhorn and Avalon (the codename for 
the Graphics engine).

On the plus side, MS is slowly warming up to the SharpVectors project.  It 
is an open source set of SVG libraries written for the .Net platform.


Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then 
do it.

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Damien Bezborodow" <drbezborodow@webpathways.com>
To: <www-svg@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Question on the purpose of SVG
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2003 01:19:37 +0930

Yes, I belive microsoft is, along with better PNG support on their
Windows version of MSIE.

Read this: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svg-developers/message/31900

Quote "Microsoft showed their Visio SVG import and export.
Highlight was that they said they did SVG because their
customers required it. It also meant they could give up
on many legacy other formats.
They also showed importing graphics from Illustrator
and Draw into the one Visio file.
Microsoft used Open Office running on Linux for
their slides..... oh no wait, i forgot, it was Powerpoint."

But I would really like to have my question answered by an SVG
team member, if they can.

Cheers, Damo.

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