Mozilla Support an Option in Adobe SVG Viewer Poll

Tuesday October 15th, 2002

loic writes: "If you want to have an influence over the development of the Adobe SVG plugin, you can vote for the feature you would like to have in the next release. The 'Mozilla support' choice is available!"

The poll is hosted by the SVG Developers forum at Yahoo! Groups and you must be a member to vote. More details are available in this message (accessible to everyone). Note that Adobe has not made a commitment to implement the winning feature in a future version of Adobe SVG Viewer.

More details about Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) are available from the W3C, and Adobe.

#6 well, and the fact that adobe HAVE a team...

by leafdigital

Wednesday October 16th, 2002 6:58 AM

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Adobe are paying the developers who produce their SVG plugin. Is anybody (AOL, IBM, ...) even funding mozilla's SVG effort? Or is it just one brave soul working on his/her own?

As I understand it, internal SVG support is a huge step over use of a plug-in. (That shouldn't really be the case, as it would be much better if things like MathML and SVG could be developed as independent components that fed directly into the Mozilla rendering system etc - but I believe the plugin interface is not powerful enough for that.)

But from what I can tell, native SVG support is unlikely to reach a quality state (full implementation of all relevant portions of 1.0) within the next year or two, as nobody's funding its development.