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Re: Google pages

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 23:52:00 +0100
Message-ID: <567254669.20060321235200@w3.org>
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org

On Tuesday, March 21, 2006, 11:40:31 PM, David wrote:

>> Please help me convince them to change this this by suggesting to
>> Google that they target support for SVG images, or complaining loudly

DW> I think your efforts would be better directed at Microsoft.  Until there
DW> is a reasonable chance of ordinary PC users being able to the view the
DW> images, it may well be reasonable for Google to discourage their use.

Ordinary PC users using Opera, Firefox, Safari, or Konqueror already can.

DW> You generally need your own web server if you are going to content
DW> negotiate.

Google have their own web server and are quite capable of either server-side content negotiating, or of doing a server-side rasterisation and generating the client-side cntent negotiation markup 

<object data="foo.svg>
 <img href="foo.png" alt="a foo"/>

I have contacted the Google AC rep, who is looking into it.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
Received on Tuesday, 21 March 2006 22:52:06 UTC

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