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html to svg gateway?

From: Andrew Wooldridge <andreww@netscape.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 17:31:09 -0700
Message-Id: <v04210108b3de5a4ac3e9@[]>
To: www-svg@w3.org
I just had a minor brainstorm which perhaps may force me to learn a 
server side scripting language finally (or at least find an xml 

My thought is this:

Creating (perhaps via xsl?) an HTML to SVG converter, which is 
accessible via a cgi mechanism.  What I mean is this - you go to a 
website in which you type in a url and hit submit. It sends the url 
to the server, the server parses the HTML and then converts that HTML 
to SVG, packages up the images, etc. then sends that back in the 
response.  An even more ambitious server might trace the bitmapped 
images and convert them to sub svg documents.

In a sense you would have an SVG - based "browser".

I'm beginning to see SVG less as just a 2d image tool and more of a 
"scalable page layout" language...

.Andrew Wooldridge - andreww@netscape.com  ,
,ICQ: 6345881 - Find it at http://dmoz.org .
Received on Monday, 16 August 1999 20:20:11 UTC

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