Thursday, August 18th, 2005

The UI protocol of the future: SVG + Ajax

Category: Editorial

It seemed appropriate based on the last post, to put up the editorial on SVG + Ajax. Definitely an exciting combination and I hope that it is both solid in Firefox, and IE7.

The UI protocol of the future: SVG + Ajax:

ale a look at the SVG standard ( http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/ ), especially the DOM and JavaScript part. This is so good: everything needed to make a good GUI layer is there. Add CSS, and the toolkit becomes trivial to theme. This is it. Cross-platform, nigh-ubiquitous (we already have Adobe’s SVG viewer on IE, native support for SVG is coming for Moz/FF, and I dare hope MS is doing the same for IE), and relatively network-friendly. The network friendliness comes from the fact that we can make the client pretty thick with JavaScript (not that I would want to), and that the transmission of XML over HTTP is a pretty important problem. gzip compression and keep-alive connections are both givens.

I guess this goes on my TODO :/

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:25 am
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Exellent idea. I’d love to see what you guys come up with!

Comment by Michael Bierman — September 23, 2005

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