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Bill Kearney wrote:
> There's considerable need for better display of graphic data. Something that
> gives really versatile control over vector data. If just for mundane stuff like
> zooming in/out/around datasets in charts, perhaps in 3D. Doing it in bitmaps
> just sucks for what-if analysis. Doing it over GET/POST is waaay too slow as
> well; which also speaks to the molasses-like performance that makes Java so
> unappealing. So there's definitely potential for something like SVG.
That's why SVG took the cartography world by storm. It is *so* much easier to
use than any previously existing technology that dozens of carto projects saw
the light of day immediately, many of them succesful.
> If Flash
> outgrows it's tendency to be used for ad banners and gee-gaws with tiny type
> it's certainly got potential.
Yes, but Flash is very painful to generate, and its drawing API is nowhere near
what can be done with SVG's DOM.
Robin Berjon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Research Engineer, Expway
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