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- From: Len Bullard <email@example.com>
- To: Charlie Kaiman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 12:06:50 -0600
Charlie Kaiman wrote:
> Could someone enlighten us -- or at least me -- on VML/SVG and what is *so*
> revolutionary about them? I seen some amazing things done with VRML, but
> the VML demos (that I've seen) just don't compare? Is there a difference?
VRML97 - real time 3D animation with textures, inclusions, API, and so
SVG - namespace enabled 2D markup language (DOM enabled?); pretty much
a spec for the original Chamberlain/Goldfarb paper on the subject from
the early SGML days
X3D - the project name for the VRML200x (Revision of VRML97) and also
name for the XML encoding for VRML200x. VRML is redefined using an
abstract IDL and two encodings (X3D/XML and UTF-8/VRML97 syntax).
SVG as revolutionary app to web? No, just the vector way to replace
the GIFs, PNGs, etc. with all of the vector advantages. VRML200x
will be profiled to enable scalable implementations such that
one can deliver the browser with the content. SVG and VRML are
targeted to different product types with the usual amount of
overlap. The X3D and SVG designers have liaisons to try to get
that overlap to work for the consumers.
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