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SVG on Android (was: agenda+ SVG 2 Features and Approach)

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 03:26:27 -0400
Message-ID: <4DC79723.6070903@w3.org>
To: Alex Danilo <alex@abbra.com>
CC: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, 'www-svg' <www-svg@w3.org>
Hi, Alex-

Alex Danilo wrote (on 5/9/11 2:45 AM):
> 	Just FYI.
> --Original Message--:
>>Hi, Charles-
>>and we still haven't seen SVG in Chrome on Android.  It's a Catch-22.
> 	Honeycomb (Android 3.0) enables SVG in the browser build.
> No animation, but static SVG is turned on. I expect future merged tablet/mobile
> Android will have it on by default.

My impression was that Honeycomb was exclusively for tablets (though, in 
that sense, I misspoke... I meant to say Android on mobile phones, I 
didn't mean tablets).  I hope you are right that the tablet and mobile 
branches will merge soon.  I am sure that ultimately SVG will work on 
these mobiles, but while it doesn't, it actively discourages mobile 
developers from using SVG for interoperable content (which is kinda 
ironic, given how long we put into SVG Tiny 1.2, which targeted mobiles).

(FWIW, I have ordered an inexpensive Android tablet, which will 
hopefully soon be able to run Honeycomb, and I'm eager to test it for 

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG, WebApps, and Web Events WGs
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