Re: Inline support for vector files

Chris Lilley, Computer Graphics Unit (
Fri, 18 Nov 1994 15:30:12 +0100

David Crossley wrote, regarding moline:

> The uproar from the audience was more along the lines of "Why not use
> Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) rather than create yet another format".

Funny you should say that - have a look at

<> and pages that hang off it. (Oh,
and comments welcome, I wrote these pages)

But yes, CGM does not have hooks for URLs and so on, nor would it be simple or
timely to add them. On the other hand, used in an HTML 3 FIG element CGM could
have hotspots added fairly easily.

A new format is fine if it does a different job, and if it is possible to
convert to and from it on multiple platforms. I assume Softsource have addressed
this issue, and their CAD programs will not be the only software to read and
write the format.