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

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Euh, well if other picture formats could do what SVG can...(or better
what can be done with SVG is a lot more then with 'traditional' picture

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Prescod [mailto:paul@prescod.net] 
Sent: donderdag 17 oktober 2002 16:15
To: Joshua Allen; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Microsoft and vector graphics (Was:XDocs and

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

 > ...  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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