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

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AndrewWatt2000@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 17/10/2002 09:55:05 GMT Daylight Time, mbatsis@netsmart.gr 
> writes:
>>The situation as I see it is more like MS has found a convinience in 
>>Adobe implementing the standard in IE for them. 
> Manos,
> The practical problem for users of SVG is that Adobe speedily implemented 
> *most* of SVG 1.0 in the Adobe SVG Viewer then, more or less, **just 
> stopped** development. Different SVG developers are affected differently by 
> different omissions.
> There is certainly most of the functionality present in ASV version 3 but it 
> would be really nice to have a complete SVG 1.0 implementation.

It is too bad that the SVG world is so dependent on a single 
closed-source implementation. It would be more healthy if there were an 
active community around another native implementation like the one 
embedded in Mozilla.

  Paul Prescod


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