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RE: Support for Vector Images

From: Eric A. Meyer <eam3@po.cwru.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 09:31:41 -0500
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At 1:00 -0500 11/25/97, Braden N. McDaniel wrote:
>I believe there has been intermittent grumbling about the lack of support
>for CGM in Web browsers for some time now. Would a formal plea >from the
>W3C help things? I don't know, but I'm inclined to doubt it.

   Hard to say.  I recall a proposed format called the Simple Vector Format
(SVF), which seemed to be on some sort of track to adoption and then
disappeared.  It's too bad, too, since it seemed like a nice compact little
format, although I remember beefing even then about the fact that CGM would
be a better solution.  I don't know if the W3C ever seriously considered
it; I was a young'n then and ignorant of the Ways of the Standards.
Perhaps someone here remembers better than I...?

Eric A. Meyer  -  eam3@po.cwru.edu  -  http://www.cwru.edu/home/eam3.html
 Hypermedia Systems Manager
 Digital Media Services                http://www.cwru.edu/dms/dms.html
 Case Western Reserve University       http://www.cwru.edu/
Received on Tuesday, 25 November 1997 09:32:03 UTC

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