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Re: SVG's mertis versus SMIL and Flash5

From: Lance Dyas <ldyas@microimages.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 11:17:42 -0600
Message-ID: <3A9BE135.F91E4F0F@microimages.com>
To: TOa2671644@aol.com
CC: www-svg@w3.org

TOa2671644@aol.com wrote:

> Has anyone thoughts about the relative merits of the rival technologies: SVG,
> SMIL, Flash5? I am interested in expressed views.
> I have written demos using all of these technologies, now, and have found the
> following:
> 1. SVG has good interactive features, but limited audio (no streaming) and
> security (source code is visible).

This visible source also allows it to be searched and categorized on the internet

and is considered a feature ;-)

> 3. Flash5 has good security, audio and interactive features, but is expensive
> and is not a programming language, and therefore we are limited to
> developments at Macromedia.

Flash 5s activescript scripting is approaching javascript in form and style so
programmability is actually pretty good.
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