Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

Firefox, Windows, and SVG

Category: Browsers, Firefox

And while we’re on the topic of SVG…

By way of svg.org, an SVG enthusiast demonstrates how to get the (Windows only) Adobe SVG Viewer 6.0 “pre-alpha” (not a beta, as he claims) to work along-side Deer Park’s native SVG support.

The blog entry is unnecessarily critical of a *preview* release of Deer Park’s unfinished SVG support, but given the relative completeness of Adobe’s plug-in, developers looking to experiment with SVG ahead of the curve will appreciate this technique. Of course, Firefox 1.0.x users can install the Adobe plug-in as well.

We’ve enjoyed playing around with various SVG demos out there, notably a Tetris implementation over at Mozilla.org. Grab the Adobe plug-in before Macromedia makes ’em take it down ;-).

Google Maps is way cool, but I keep thinking about an SVG version… goodbye arbitrary zoom levels! And of course, UI design takes two leaps forward with DOM’able vector graphics. Very cool stuff.

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:00 am
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I looked into SVG back in March and found several useful sites and I wrote a few blog entries as I dug into it. It is great to see progress on the Mozilla front. I would like to see a full implementation ASAP.

http://brennan.offwhite.net/blog/archives/000141.html
http://brennan.offwhite.net/blog/archives/000143.html
http://brennan.offwhite.net/blog/archives/000147.html

Comment by Brennan Stehling — June 14, 2005

“not a beta, as he claims” -> Adobe calls this a “preview release” and their link actually has the term “beta” in it: http://www.adobe.com/svg/viewer/install/beta.html Where did you get the claim “pre-alpha”?
Also, I don’t think he was unnecessarily critical, just honest. Your own post at http://www.ajaxian.com/archives/2005/06/deer_park_firef.html also concedes that “the SVG stuff is fairly spotty at this point”.

Comment by Jeff Schiller — June 15, 2005

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