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Re: [whatwg] Exploring new vocabularies for HTML

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 19:49:00 +0000 (UTC)
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0803291940170.12640@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Sat, 29 Mar 2008, Doug Schepers wrote:
> You talk about including graphics and diagrams in a very generic way, 
> without specifically mentioning vector graphics in general, or SVG in 
> particular.  I believe most people on this thread have assumed that you 
> are talking about SVG.  However, it's not clear from your public 
> statements that that's your intent.

I haven't looked in detail at the vector graphics side of the problem yet. 
Off-hand it looks like SVG would be a reasonably good fit for some of the 
requirements, in particular ease of implementation and a reasonably 
well-defined scripting environment, but it also isn't a perfect fit for 
everything, for example it probably isn't supported in as wide a 
collection of editors as, say, the Windows Metafile format, and isn't 
supported in as wide an installed base of browsers as, say, VML. I do not 
wish to prematurely limit our options, doing so would not be fair to the 
Web authoring community.

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