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   Re: [xml-dev] What are the arguments *for* XHTML 2.0?

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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 <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Research Engineer, Expway
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