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Re: Grid In 1.2?

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 21:19:58 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200407082019.i68KJwg02642@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-svg@w3.org

> I could use this too, but I think we are mixing two many things together
> here.  SVG is vector graphics on top of this should be a higher level

That hasn't been true for several years, in my view.  Arguably it
has never been true as I would still have to advise people wanting
to include straightforward vector graphics in web pages to use GIF.

SVG these days is a specification for a graphical user environment for
running presentation intensive applications (and pure presentations)
with no deep structure - at least not in the SVG part of the content.
Deep structure is the information needed to adopt to radically different
mediums and to allow machine processing of the information content.

Adaptability to different mediums (including ones that postdate the page
coding) is a pre-requisite for accessibility (although, as an application
platform, SVG can be used in writing user interfaces for people with
certain sorts of disability that don't compromise vision or dexterity -
although, even then, it is sometimes really the font capabilities and
the ability to simulate fonts without using them, that matter there -
if not that, it is the animation, rather than the graphics).
Received on Friday, 9 July 2004 01:26:11 UTC

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