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   RE: [xml-dev] Re: SVG (Was: XHTML survival rate?)

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That would be cool if I were an indie, but 
where I work, we are MS Thralls, so it is 
IE all the way.   I am glad to hear about 
that.  I hope X3D makes it into mozilla. 
It is sad to me that originally, the
Netscape browser and Live3D were the 
cornerstones of 3D on the web.  XML itself 
was the killer app and many designers 
didn't see it until too late.

<rant intensity='light'>
I'm not blind to the value of Mozilla.  
Open source ensures the survival of the web, not only as we 
want it, but as we know we need it and in a 
form that does the most people the most 
good.  System boundaries help that notion 
by showing where competition is healthy 
and where cooperation is essential.  I'm 
not as sure as some where those boundaries 
are drawn or if they are even contiguous.

At some point, the notion that the www-lib 
was founded on, that a common source code 
base is the best way to ensure interoperability, 
must be revived in earnest not just by 
the open source advocates who already understand 
this but by the commercial interests as well. 
Portable data is not enough.   As we attempt 
to do more with the web resources, we increase 
the complexity and dependencies.  I think web 
services will drive this home.  That is why 
the WSI-O could be a good thing.

That and understanding why some people in 
influential places consider a "common viewer" 
to be their only way to meet their mission 
objectives.  It is a smart thing for some 
to remember that a lot of the sharp work 
in SGML hypermedia was done in the IETM 
community.  It was a world where disconnected 
mode was well-understood and documents as 
databases were not thought to be lunatic 
fringe ideas.  But it was not a world 
that operationally could always use the Internet 
in ways some envision as the only way to 
build interoperable and integrated systems.</rant>


-----Original Message-----
From: heikki@netscape.com [mailto:heikki@netscape.com]
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 3:19 PM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Re: SVG (Was: XHTML survival rate?)

Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

>viewer dominating the niche.    I'd be 
>thrilled to see an MS SVG viewer but I can also 
Any interest in Mozilla SVG? ;)


  Heikki Toivonen

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