Gary Ruben wrote:
>Just pre-empting Nathan's reply, a search revealed this:
>The reason I'm replying is to note that I'd vote for SVG support ahead of the currently X-specific Cairo. In fact I'd support WPG and WMF/EMF ahead of Cairo based on portability arguments. Yes, I'm primarily a Win32 user. Nathan may know something about how much simpler it would be to create a Cairo backend than an SVG backend which may argue against this.
Cairo is intended to have an svg backend because people want to be able
to screenshot ->svg and print->svg and so on. Also, cairo is an
immediate mode system, suitable for interactive things, svg isn't.
Having said that, either would be good, and svg would have greater value
at the moment (cairo will be fast, but it ain't at the moment).