Re: Simple Vector file format for Web?

> >I'm not talking about just one more graphics format, as in PNG, JPEG,
> >etc., but a vector (or combined vector/raster) format which can include
> >hyperlinks attached to areas or vectors (or perhaps even embedded text).
> Yes, and I have heard of various groups defining such extensions to
> CGM, but have yet to hear anything, WWW related or not.

I think IGES may be closer to an http hyperlinking 
capability than CGM is.  IGES, a widely used standard 
for CAD file exchange, is also in the process of being 
registered as a MIME type.  I don't know if there are any 
PD IGES browsers on the way, but there are several commercial 
ones (which probably don't yet handle http hyperlinking).  

> The real problem is not HTML, but implementation of modular browsers.

... or just other browsers with http linking capability, 
which can "interoperate" with HTML browsers.  

--Steve Waterbury.
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Received on Monday, 31 July 1995 09:13:07 UTC