SVG: the new W3C graphic language is ready
This standard which will allow a simple, light and handy edition of diagrams and graphics on the web is about to be finished in Sophia. It will be usable in 2 months.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is about to market a new specification: the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) graphic language. This standard which will allow a simple, light and handy edition of diagrams and graphics on the Web, should be usable within one or two months, after the engineers have finalized the item and the world group has accepted the standard.In front of sizes like Flash or PDF, the W3C members wanted to react by creating a language opened to anybody and free to evolve. 'Our members did not want to stay at the mercy of a rapid change of size owned by a specific firm,'Daniel Dardailler confirms, responsible of the W3C European site, settled at the Inria, Sophia. 'Obviously, for Flash users for example, they will have to chose between the software which will guarantee to them short term technical possibilities better evolved and the use of the SVG standard which will guarantee the duration of their work.'The SVG standard, based on the XML standard will be a usable language like the HTML. It will permit to work on objects like vectorial graphics, pictures and text. It will be possible to gather together, transform, or compose together those different objects. Those SVG graphics will be interactive and dynamic if people want it, and it will be possible to create activities or define zones which will lead towards other links.DocumentsOn the W3C site (address www.w3org)