[Wolves] Aq: Sitepoint - SVG

Aquarius aquarius-lists at kryogenix.org
Fri Nov 28 10:39:05 GMT 2003

Lee Jordan spoo'd forth:
> Just had a thought for your sitepoint idea, plugin and broswer issues may
> rule this one out but :

Um, that would be "PowerPoint", not "SitePoint", yes?
> Could you make use of SVG as a display mechanisim, therefore holding all
> content in one file. I need to look into this further, could you throw in
> some hyperlinks and embed more than one page and sort of link in between
> them internaly only showing a certain section of the XML therefore only
> having one SVG file, similar to having 1 Powerpoint file? SVG's can be
> animated to so would this get around complex browser DHTML DOM stuff. In
> therory your interface would just need to create an XML file so the browser
> would partly play the building role, and the output would be down to SVG
> plugin's. I know I know it may need plugin's etc etc

It certainly would work if *anything at all* would display SVG, which
it won't, at least not without plugins. It occurred to me that if the
standard Moz build was SVG-capable, then you could do one file with
both SVG and VML in it, and the VML would be ignored by Moz and the SVG
ignored by IE. However, you do still need bitmap images; think of
backgrounds, or screenshots in a presentation. If you're developing all
new content for the presentation software then you could provide vector
graphics (SVG or VML) backgrounds and images and a chart-designer and
so on, but the idea here is to not do that. You still can't embed
bitmap data into one page and have IE display it, so it won't work even
if everyone had an SVG or VML capability...


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