Thursday, June 1st, 2006
The purpose of this experiment is to see if a Visio-type of tool could be developed in a web browser. Using Prototype, script.aculo.us and Water Zorn’s SVG library I managed to hack together a simple demo. It’s not perfect, but it demonstrates that it can be done. There is no Ajax writeback to the server in this demo, but it could be easily added as a call in prototype.
While James refers to Walter Zorn’s “SVG” library, it’s actually an old-school <div>-based vector graphics framework. It would be interesting to see something like Ajaxio created using SVG, VML, or Canvas.
Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:43 am