From: Alan Horkan <horkana@ma...> - 2006-11-09 03:32:21
Adobe have announced a project for representing PDF in XML called Mars.
They have also announced a project to cooperate with Mozilla on a shared
Script, Adobe/Macromedia has long had a version called Actionscript but I
still like the original name Livescript best.) Not so relevant to
inkscape at the moment. It also sounds vaguely like they are going to use
Webkit (KHTML) but that has even less relevance to Inkscape.
The interesting part of all this project Mars relevant to Inkscape can be
found buried in the Frequently Asked Questions:
"SVG is an abbreviation for Scalable Vector Graphics, an XML-based, W3C
standard language for describing graphics. Many applications and tools can
create or manipulate SVG page contents. SVG page content can also be
converted to PDF graphic operators using Acrobat 8.0 Professional and the
I'd love to give you more details but so far I only know as much as can be
seen in the FAQ.
Looks promising. You might even say it was pretty cool.
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P.S. I know I should probably add this to the Wiki and I probably will
eventually but I welcome the help of anyone who wants to do it first or
even find better information.
Alan Horkan wrote:
> Adobe have announced a project for representing PDF in XML called Mars.
> They have also announced a project to cooperate with Mozilla on a shared
> Script, Adobe/Macromedia has long had a version called Actionscript but I
> still like the original name Livescript best.)
Quoting the mozilla.org announcement at
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/press/mozilla-2006-11-07.html a related
project is Tamarin and is aiming to "implement the final version of the
ECMAScript Edition 4 standard language, which Mozilla will use within
However what is worrying is that "web developers now have a
high-performance, open source virtual machine for building and deploying
interactive applications across both Adobe Flash Player and the Firefox
Considering the fact that Adobe has announced that the Adobe SVG plugin
will be discontinued, I hope that Adobe's "contribution" will not
undermine the quality of the SVG viewer in Firefox, favoring Flash-based
vector graphics on the web.
- Spyros Blanas