SVG and Firefox 1.5

Posted by Andy Gavin on Mon, 2005-12-19 10:14

Almost silently apple and mozilla have added a new tag to html. It's buried somewhere in the small print of the mozilla website, in a few lines suggesting that the support for web-standards has improved. This though should represent a significant challenge to Microsoft who are now playing catch-up. If the hype is to be believed then this represent a real alternative to flash with by using the SVG technology and JavaScript. This represent's the beginning of a richer web content, sure flash has been there but there is definitely a point where you have to make a choice of placing something in flash or on the page. Tighter integration of the dynamic content with the page should create a more seamless experience. All open standards as well.

There are quite a number of sources already one interesting example of what can be done is a svg doom-like demonstration
this illustrates how the web might be used for gaming. It also represents a further improvement of the web interface, maps for instance can benefit. CanvasJs provides a JavaScript interface to canvas, great for those AJAX applications.

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