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Re: Reconsider SVG 1.2

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jon.ferraiolo@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 19:37:19 -0800
To: "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org>, www-svg@w3.org
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I agree with Rob's comments about how much re-invention of things would 
have to be done. It seems to me that integrating the W3C's various 
presentation-oriented formats (XHTML, SVG, SMIL, CSS, XForms, ...) is a 
better approach than attempting to extend any one of the formats to do 
everything. The newly formed Compound Documents working group at the W3C is 
taking the integration approach, versus the approach of building one single 
monolithic language format that attempts to do everything.


would be needed if you wanted
At 01:11 PM 11/17/2004, Robert O'Callahan wrote:

>Kurt Cagle wrote:
>>and with IBM, Novell and Sun seeing SVG as part of a general solution to 
>>take on XAML and the Microsoft world-view
>XAML supports complex flowing text layouts with floats and columns and so 
>forth. If you want SVG to compete with that, standing alone as you seem to 
>favour, then you'll need to redesign and reimplement a lot of features 
>from CSS. You have a lot of work ahead of you.
>Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
>"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
>was God. ... The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We
>have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the
>Father, full of grace and truth." 1 John 1:1,14
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