5 Mar 2000 bernhard   » (Master)

Skimmed through the new SVG WD that came out a few days ago (SVG, Scalable Vector Graphics, is the w3c's XML-based vector graphics format for the web). An interesting new development is that there are now two variants of SVG, Stylable SVG and Exchange SVG.

Stylable SVG is intended for the web environment and uses style sheets for the rendering properties like e.g. fill colors. For stand-alone programs like Sketch this is quite unfortunate because you need essentially the entire stylesheet engine to be able to import an SVG file properly.

Exchange SVG is targeted at interoperability and addresses exactly this problem by specifying the rendering properties as normal XML attributes so it's a lot easier to import.

I haven't looked at this closely yet, but it sounds like a good idea.

Interesting link of the day: Wir ├╝bernehmen SuSE ("We take over SuSE"; the page is in German).

Apparently someone is unsatisfied with SuSE's distribution and wants create an organization that aquires 51% of the shares after SuSE's IPO to make them abandon their own distribution and support debian instead.

This sounds like a joke but it doesn't look like it, although it seems highly unlikely to that they have a chance to succeed.

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