[tei-council] image encoding comments

Christian Wittern wittern at kanji.zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Wed Sep 27 07:40:45 EDT 2006

James Cummings <James.Cummings at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>

> Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>> My problem with SVG is that once you allow the SVG stuff in,
>> you allow it all in, and that has problems for implementation.
>> Since most people don't have SVG enabled in their browser,
>> you have to dumb down to plain (X)HTML, which is hard
>> if people hurl in huge gobs of complex SVG.
>> I know SVG is cute, but it still, after all these years,
>> seems to be a very minority subject.
> On a related issue, I believe there has been talk by some of requesting
> replacing tei:graphic with SVG as the default recommendation.  I would like to
> state for the record that I'm wholeheartedly against this.

I am with you here.  To me, you should be able to do basic things with
tei:graphic, but should also be shown in the guidelines how to get the
big iron out with SVG.



 Christian Wittern 
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