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From Mike Pogue <mpo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Q: SVG Project on xml.apache.org??
Date Fri, 12 May 2000 15:59:55 GMT
I know the chief implementor of SVG on the IBM side.
SVG was one of the early customers for the XML4J (now Xerces-J) parser!

I'll ask if he's interested.  I suspect he might be...

Mike

Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> 
> Johan 'Spocke' Sörlin wrote:
> >
> > Hi!
> >
> > It would be grait if a SVG adoption was implemented using
> > Xerces and integrated with FOP.
> >
> > Is this going on, does IBM want to give away there SVG Viewer
> > source code to Apache group, like they did with the XML4J project??
> 
> What a timing :)
> 
> In the FOP project we were talking exactly about this. Currently there
> are two open source java SVG renderers, one is the IBM one, the other is
> CSIRO. Both are good and compliant (note: an SVG renderer doesn't do
> much if implemented under Java 2D where all the graphic routines are
> already in place. They only have to parse the SVG, create the SVG DOM
> and call the right graphic routines for each of the SVG elements...
> well, at least for the vector part, bitmaps and filters would be just as
> easy when done under JAI)
> 
> Anyway, we were going to ask to both IBM and CSIRO about this since it
> makes very little sense (at least to me) to have multiple open source
> SVG renderers in Java.
> 
> We haven't contacted the CSIRO guys yet, but a quick (maybe/no way)
> anwser from the IBM folks could be interested to hear.
> 
> Mike, do you know anyone in the SVG team?
> 
> --
> 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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