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RE: Is SVG 2 still under development?

From: David Dailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net>
Date: Fri, 8 May 2020 16:58:42 -0400
To: "'Bryan Dunphy'" <b.dunphy.342@icloud.com>, <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001a01d6257b$75394160$5fabc420$@zoominternet.net>
Hi, I'm really not the right person to answer, being nowadays, just a lurker here, but if I mis-speak, others are sure to holler. 

I think the answer is yes the SVG spec is still under development, and just a few days ago, I saw activity here from some of those known to be closely involved in the development. 
A few years ago they decided to move most of the development activity, and perhaps even discussion to a place harder for old people like me to find  -- like a blog or a wiki or a thermocouple -- who knows all the modern terminology these youngsters have (I'm just teasing, btw, but I really do forget the name of the thingy where the stuff lives now).

But more importantly, for your needs, SVG is now baked into all major browsers (including most minor ones), and that includes support for "static SVG" as well as scripted stuff, and in *most* cases, support for non-scripted animation (of the sort, previously known as SMIL). It also has baked-in support from  many applications (like Illustrator and Inkscape) and it's not going away there. Also, it's a standard for vector graphics as used by Wikipedia (and in many cases, the SVG graphic is considered preferable by them to bitmaps, for obvious reasons). As someone who used to be deeply involved in SVG, I see no reason at all to suspect support for it will disappear from anywhere! 

The folks actually building it are relatively few in number, which I think explains the reason you didn't get a reply to your previous question. And they tend to be quite busy. 
The W3C has this to say:

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The mission of the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Working Group is to develop and maintain SVG.

Chair: Dirk Schulze
W3C Staff Contact: Chris Lilley
Scheduled to end: 2021-03-31
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And according to their web page, the W3C is hiring, so I don't think they're going away.


Cheers
David Dailey
Retired (http://srufaculty.sru.edu/david.dailey/)



-----Original Message-----
From: Bryan Dunphy [mailto:b.dunphy.342@icloud.com] 
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 11:15 AM
To: www-svg@w3.org
Subject: Is SVG 2 still under development?

I’m developing a (probably static - no scripting support available) SVG plugin for my primary multi-device, cross-platform development environment and need to know if I should be concerned with it as far as future support is concerned.
Received on Friday, 8 May 2020 20:58:54 UTC

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