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   Re: [xml-dev] XML, Rich Internet Apps

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AndrewWatt2000@aol.com wrote:

> Simon,
> But why HTML at all? What can HTML do that SVG can't already do or 
> won't very soon be able to do?
> Put HTML/XHTML to one side ... it's yesterday's technology, after
> all .... and you will get (in a little time) your holy grail of XML on 
> the Web.

I think that it is wrong-headed to pit SVG against XHTML.

> SVG has enormous potential as a communication tool and is ideally 
> suited to be a key technology in "XML on the Web".

Of course it is. But SVG is at a different level of abstraction than is 
XHTML. SVG could only replace XHTML by duplicating all of the 
functionality of XHTML.

  Paul Prescod


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