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Re: Beyond just pretty pictures...

From: <JPadams@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 18:20:35 EDT
Message-ID: <1393f640.24e0ae33@aol.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org
To follow up on this issue.

I format large datasets in HTML with 100's of supporting JPEG images for 
service companies to deliver to client oil companies on CD. I've done 
projects from 20 Megabytes to 30 gigabytes and one weakness has always been 
the search capability. Everybody wants a more robust search capability and 
using XML to format the data vis-a-vie SVG will make it possible for me to 
create a lot of new and interesting ways for the client to access and use the 
data in a given project.

I call these projects HTML databases. The nice thing for the client is that 
they don't have to license an expensive database to contain their data but 
they get 85% of the benefits of a real database and using SVG based on XML 
with ecmascript I will get even closer to true database functionality.  Its a 
trade off but my clients like it because they can run the CDs on Macs, PCs, 
and UNIX boxes. True cross-platform project portability and no licensing fees.

My plan is to initially do a side by side HTML database and a SVG version.

I think SVG is going to be great for service companies that generate data for 
delivery on CD.

J.P. Adams
Received on Monday, 9 August 1999 18:21:29 UTC

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