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XML Graphics

2001-06-25 19:09:18+00 by Larry Burton 1 comments

Cool graphics in XML? Far be it from me to criticize the method of delivery that a developer might choose but, isn't there a more efficient method for delivering these types of graphics to a webpage? I'm just asking.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:58+00 by: Dan Lyke

Ack! If that's not just everything wrong with XML, nothing is. You'd think that, perhaps, someone who knew something about graphics might assume that things like the transform stack would fit nicely into the hirarchical nature of XML. Instead, there's a whole freakin' 'nother parser necessary to handle that, and it's completely distinct from the information flow.

No wonder everyone competent has run screaming from the XML bandwagon.

I do want to state for the record that XML is not at fault here, XML is just the axe with which the student has rampaged the halls. There are well thought out uses for XML. Clearly, on the basis of that one simple example, SVG is not one of them.