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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: JDK 1.2 vs 1.1: the never-ending story.
Date Sun, 26 Mar 2000 11:54:51 GMT
Niclas Hedhman wrote:
> 
> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> 
> > > Can you please inform me how many xxx supports SVG, where xxx stands for;
> > >
> > > a)  Browsers
> >
> > look at www.adobe.com/svg/ for a very cool Netscape plugin that renders
> > SVG directly in your browser.
> 
> <img src="niclas.svg" /> ??? I don't think so... Just admit it, plugins are a pain
> for everyone involved. If the img tag is understood I will be on my knees praising
> the Adobe Gods... :o)

That's why I'm trying to get the ASF involved for: evangelize open
source to the Adobe people, which don't seem to get it just yet.

> > > b)  Charting packages, (IBM shows that PIE charts can not be transformed in
> > > XSLT (without resorting to McLaurin's formulas)).
> >
> > ?? I don't get this. Why PIE charts cannot be transformed in XSLT? You
> > mean the grouping problem?
> 
> I mean sine, to produce the correct angles. I haven't even double checked it, but
> in the IBM's tutorials they brought it up.

use XSLT extentions, they were created just for that.
 
> > > c)  Drawing packages
> > on the site above you'll find a nice Illustrator 8.0.1 SVG exporter
> > which is very cool.
> 
> Good.
> 
> > > The answer is "in the future" everything will be alright.
> >
> > Totally, the future is SVG. And we are trying to convince Adobe to
> > donate their SVG code to the Mozilla project... how cool would that be?
> 
> A question. SVG is pretty verbose for a Vector DL, and lends itself nicely to heavy
> compressions. How is this supposed to be handled?? Within the spec, or at other
> levels?

Another level. XML is a very comprimable syntax. GZip can compress it
very nicely, but XMill will do magic!

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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