IE 9 and SVG - Past, Present and Future of Vector Graphics for the Web

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Get your hands on the IE9 developer platform preview!

Graphics programming master Christian Fortini and IE SVG PM Patrick Dengler discuss IE9's native support for SVG. Some very cool demos here!

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      exoteric

      I love the way HTML 5 et al. and Silverlight will be internally competing (as well as complementing) at Microsoft and how you've gone back to embracing the Web. This should win back a lot of browser heretics, myself included. Wink

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      carltz

      Nobody should be knocking Microsoft for IE, lets face it everyone has used it and in the early days of the internet, everyone, myself included thought it was amazing. The fact is MS will never be able to keep up with the Open Source variety. I moved over to Firefox years ago as soon as i realised that i could bolt on free extensions to customize the browser. Perhaps MS should allow IE to go open source in an effort to compete with Mozilla. I just cannot see that happening though.

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      petersan

      It is there, SVG in IE9, such a delight.
      Basic shapes are mostly there already, and I hope support for gradients, masking and clipping very near.
      I personally think MS will take similar strategy as Mozilla, leaving deep font and SMIL support to be the last features implemented, but we'll see.
      SMIL is great, but I take their complaints about some inconsistencies between SVG+SMIL and CSS-transitions are proper ones...
      But still, it's great to have SVG in IE finally!!

       

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      jeremyboy

      This topic/presenter suggests that Microsoft has finally jumped on board with SVG. Woot!

      I look forward to being able to render SVG natively in IE9 - I just hope I'm not being over optimistic in expecting it in IE9.

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      Martinz

      It's incredible to see an MS employee discussing a topic that currently they DO NOT support in Internet Explorer!

      I too feel it will be over optimistic to see SVG in IE9 as they've still have so much catching up to do in other areas of standards support.

      There's also the issue of where Silverlight fits into all of this?!?

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      scottz

      If IE9 supports all features like dynamic text intoduction in SVG; change FONT of text thats available in web server, scaling of Pictures, without any addon plugins then it ll be really great one.

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      Danes

      Good news ,.. Success for IE9, (for Present and Future of Vector Graphics for the Web)

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      Danes

      sure Scottz,. hope it's be really great one,.

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      stavez

      I know its too easy to pick on IE, so its just a matter of hoping that they will release a browser now thats not full with all kind of bugs

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