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SVG Questions

From: Andrew Wooldridge <andreww@dredd.netscape.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 09:44:00 -0700
Message-Id: <v04210206b3cf63335a3d@[]>
To: www-svg@w3.org
I have a short laundry list of questions about SVG, which would 
probably be answered if I carefully read the spec:

1) will SVG tools be "requested" to support reading ZIP files natively?
2) will there be a streaming spec for SVG? (like Flash)
3) will there be a way to have reusable components (svg+css+ecmascript)?
4) can SVG have some kind of "native" (read tags of some sort 
perhaps) for forms? (I want to just be able to designate some area as 
a "input field" or "button" etc.
5) how will SVG display "errors" (like only partially loaded, 
corrupt, parse errors, etc.)
6) Is there any viewer out there currently that does _not_ require me 
to load bunches of java libraries,interpreters,etc. Just a click and 
run app?
7) how will SVG work with SMIL?
8) is there any way to assign priority to certain components of an 
SVG file so that they "load" first?
9) Is anyone working on a Generator - type server tool to dynamically 
create SVG files?
10) is SVG compatible with the new XML fragment interchange? See quote:

>            In the case of many XML documents, it is suboptimal to 
>have to receive and parse the entire document when only a fragment 
>of it is desired. If the user
>            asked to look at chapter 20, one shouldn't need to parse 
>19 whole chapters before getting to the part of interest. The goal 
>of this activity is to define a way
>            to enable processing of small parts of an XML document 
>without having to process everything up to the part in question. 
>This can be done regardless of
>            whether the parts are entities or not, and the parts can 
>either be viewed immediately or accumulated for later use, assembly, 
>or other processing.


11) And could perhaps SVG take advantage of the WAP Binary XML Content Format?
would this make for smaller files?

Sorry to pummel you with questions, I usually lurk for a while an 
make a list, then post one email with all my lingering questions.
Received on Thursday, 5 August 1999 12:33:01 UTC

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