Re: Simple Vector file format for Web?

Betty Harvey (
Sun, 30 Jul 95 22:42:23 EDT

On Sun, 30 Jul 1995, Gavin Nicol wrote:

> >I have seen two discussions on supporting vector files on the web,
> >complete with hyperlinks in the vector image. One was an extension of CGM,
> >and the other was a new format called SVF.
> I'm not sure about SVF, but I believe that some people are trying to
> get CGM registered as a MIME type. I believe that some freeware
> viewers should be released soon too. How about NAPLS? That was another
> format that looked interesting (a long time ago...).

The Mil-M-1840 Working Group was trying to get CGM registered as a
MIME type. I am not sure where that effort stands at the moment.
I think a Vector format (CGM) should be supported. It would be
great to have browsers actually support vector as well as the
embedded intelligence in CGM. A while back I remember hearing
rumours that SGML markup was going to be included in the CGM
standard. Anyone know anything about that or was I dreaming?


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