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From Ruud Steltenpool <...@steltenpower.com>
Subject IE8 doesn't do SVG, now is good timing for Batik to fix that in a more general way
Date Thu, 06 Mar 2008 15:26:58 GMT
There's a lot of buzz about SVG at the moment.
Ranging from an unstoppable SVG train, and no Flash (webkit SVG coming?) 
on iPhone, to STILL no SVG in version 8 of Internet Explorer which just 
had a Beta release.
Wouldn't this be great timing for Batik stepping up (Batik has great SVG 
support, it's just a bit to difficult for most people, as most people 
are far from programmers or sysadmins) ?

Some ideas:

- http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/batik/appletizeSVG?url=.......... if 
only it works for a significant part of content out there, that would 
already make a big difference. Plus with a simple bookmarklet (which 
comes with the Batik installer or website at least) it's easily callable.

- Make stuff described on 
http://frankbruder.fr.ohost.de/scripting/batikinstall.html (Squiggle 
start menu shortcut, create PNG, PDF, SVG Fonts and pretty printed SVG) 
part of the Batik installer.

- An ActiveX wrapper for Squiggle so you can install it as an SVG 
plug-in on IE (of course embedded in general Batik installer)

Even less need for Silverlight wouldn't hurt either :-)


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