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HTML Specs SVG

This page isn’t valid…and who cares

I covered my recent experiments in using SVG in HTML in SVG in HTML. I linked two different example pages with SVG inline in HTML: one dependent on HTML5 parsing (Firefox nightly), the other using the library, SVGWeb. There’s another difference between the two examples other than just their implementation. The first example, dependent on a browser parsing […]

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SVG

SVGWeb and the XML Issue

I’ve been playing around with SVGWeb, liking the library more over time. I re-created the SVG in HTML5 example, and at first it didn’t work. I thought it could be because SVGWeb couldn’t manage the metadata element, but when I loaded the page in Firefox, with Firebug, I found that the SVG/XML still had the bugs I […]

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SVG

SVG in HTML

I’m writing an article on using SVG for site decoration and backgrounds. Since SVG is now allowed in HTML via HTML5, it seemed a good time to introduce people to the concept. Especially since the nightly build of Firefox 3.7 has a configuration option (“about:configure”) where you can enable HTML5. To test the new option […]

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Standards SVG

Zooming with SVG

I wanted to highlight a comment Bruce Rindahl made to an earlier post (with his permission): http://www.lrcwe-data.com/DeepZoom.svg is a modification of a project I have been working on. I hacked together some code to mimic the animation effect of the Hard Rock site. First some credits. The original work was funded by the State of Colorado and Division of […]

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Standards SVG

SVG doesn’t need to compete and neither do I

The worst mistake I made in the recent discussions about open compared to proprietary technologies was to allow myself to be pulled in by sweeping statements such as, “the W3C has failed”. Not only be pulled in, but to get into some form of competition over which is the best: SVG/Ajax, Silverlight, or Flash. The […]