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   Re: [xml-dev] Microsoft and vector graphics (Was:XDocs and XForms?)

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Joshua Allen wrote:
 > Just my personal opinions, but here goes...
 > FWIW, remember that Microsoft happily supports JPG and GIF format
 > graphics in many products, and did not even require "strong backing"
 > within the company to do so.

Microsoft supported standards when it was the underdog. Everybody 
supports standards when they are the underdog. Sybase wants it to be as 
easy to migrate from Oracle to Sybase as possible!

It's when you are the market leader that standards become arguably optional.

 > ...  Personally I do not see how suporting
 > SVG could even remotely be considered a strategic threat or a
 > significant expense.

Well it certainly isn't my place to draw you a picture. ;)  I'm happy to 
report that SVG has nothing to do with rich applications delivered over 
the Web that run on all desktops equally. Nothing whatsoever. It is just 
a picture format.

  Paul Prescod


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