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Re: Support for Vector Images

From: Clive Bruton <clive@typonaut.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 97 09:10:27 +0000
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
cc: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
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Andrew n marshall wrote at 25/11/97 3:57 am

>I would greatly appreciate the W3C to include a recommendation for 
>vector-based images for HTML.  Personally I would prefer this to be a 
>monochromatic format that could be rendered in the foreground color (great 
>opportunity for scripts!!).  EPS files come to mind as a quick and easy 
>solution to this problem, although I'm not an expert in the pros and cons 
>of image formats.

I think EPS is a reasonable solution, except that some will complain that 
Adobe "owns" it. However if you're ok with EPS, may I suggest PDF, which 
is supported in any browser that has a plug-in API. Of course there are 
other formats, including Flash from Macromedia and Electrifier from 

If you want to see an embedded pdf 

-- Clive
Received on Tuesday, 25 November 1997 04:14:08 UTC

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