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- From: Len Bullard <email@example.com>
- To: Brandt Dainow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 12:16:04 -0600
Brandt Dainow wrote:
> I forgot to mention that Macromedia were part of the VML proposal, so I
> guess we'll see VML in their products too. I wonder what this'll mean for
> Shockwave & Flash. Irrespective of performance or quality, I don't see how
> SVG stands a chance against an MS/Macromedia alliance, they must control
> something like 80-90% of all the authoring tools. I guess we can also
> expect HP to use VML in their printers.
> Truetype was a combined HP/MS development as a response to Adobe's
> postscript. Are we going to see history repeat itself?
It stands a good chance. People actually check the standardization
before going forward. Some also hang back waiting for stable
implementations. A lot depends on the value of the information
to be marked up. SVG will do well. We will experiment with VML
to get a feel for markup in graphics, then move on out with SVG
when the timing is right.
Considering that using markup for graphics used to be a killing
offense, we have come a long ways.
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