Adobe is extremely pleased that the SVG specification has been approved as a W3C Candidate Recommendation - bringing it an important step closer to Final Recommendation. Because it's built on open standards like XML, SVG will enable designers and programmers to more easily build extensible, dynamic and interactive Web sites. Adobe is committed to helping facilitate SVG's broad adoption. To that end, we will continue to freely distribute the Adobe SVG Viewer and integrate SVG capabilities across our product line - a process that's already begun with the addition of SVG authoring capability to Illustrator 9.0.
-- Ron Okamoto, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Graphics and Dynamic Media, Adobe Systems Incorporated
Apple is committed to building the best products for the creative market, and was a key contributor in developing SVG, the new standard for authoring next generation graphics on the web. SVG's support for transparency, ICC profiles and ColorSync will be a natural fit with Quartz, our killer graphics technology in Mac OS X.
-- Philip Schiller, Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, Apple Computer Incorporated
BitFlash Inc. is proud to be an active member of the W3C SVG Working Group. SVG is an integral part of BitFlash's Wireless Graphics Server, powered by the company's ReflexisTM Graphics Engine. We are confident that SVG will have a significant market impact, enabling BitFlash to achieve its goal of bringing rich, desktop-level content to wireless devices and all Internet platforms.
-- Frederic Charpentier, President & Chief Technology Officer, BitFlash Inc.
The Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) standards proposal from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) holds the key to unifying the imaging model and semantic structure for printing and Internet display. Canon welcomes SVG becoming Candidate Recommendation and expects it to play an important role as a document format used in the circulation of documents in the Internet era.
-- Satoshi Nagata, Senior General Manager, Digital Office Development Center, Canon Inc.
Corel applauds the work of the World Wide Web Consortium on completing the Scalable Vector Graphics specifications. In the 21st century, the computing world will depend on tools that are based upon open standards, are easy to use and work across multiple platforms. We are committed to embracing SVG throughout our graphics applications, including the upcoming CorelDRAW 10 Graphics Suite, and leveraging this emerging technology for Web graphics.
-- Derek J. Burney, Executive Vice-President, Engineering, and Chief Technology Officer, Corel Corporation
CSIRO is pleased to have played an important role in the development of Scalable Vector Graphics. SVG opens up new possibilities for delivering map-based information over the Internet. Our experience in geo-spatial applications has allowed us to use this newly emerging standard to provide innovative solutions for Web Mapping. In fact, we're already using the SVG standard to deliver integrated property and planning information for local government authorities over the Internet.
-- David Abel, Science and Industry Manager, CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences, Australia
We are very pleased to see that the first release of the SVG specification has reached this significant milestone of Candidate Recommendation. Using SVG, IBM's customers will be able to bring higher-quality graphics to their Web pages, their e-business applications, and the ever-increasing number of Web-enabled mobile devices.The SVG Candidate Recommendation is an important step toward establishing a true vector graphics encoding standard, which IBM supports as a necessity for cross-industry interoperability.
-- Rod Smith, Vice President of Emerging Technologies, IBM
ILOG has been involved in definition of SVG since the beginning, and in fact, has one of the first products to support the standard, ILOG JViews 3.0 graphical user interface. With our customers moving applications to the web, SVG will allow for easy interoperability among many different graphics programs. We see this flexibility and interactivity as an extension of our product strengths in those areas, features that have made ILOG GUIs successful in telecom network management, supervision and workflow applications.
-- Patrick Albert, Chief Technology Officer, ILOG
As a leader in Web content management solutions and information access technologies, IntraNet Solutions enthusiastically embraces the SVG Candidate Recommendation. Through SVG, our Web content management customers will be able to display diagrams and schematics from a single source document on diverse devices at various resolutions without any degradation of quality. For application developers using our XML-based technologies to access information locked in business documents, the conversion of business graphics to SVG gives them a single industry-standard interface for searching, manipulating and publishing a wide variety of vector formats. As a robust, integrated standard, SVG provides the industry with a powerful tool for breaking down barriers to information access.
-- Scott D. Norder, President, Information Exchange Division, IntraNet Solutions, Inc
Scalable Vector Graphics will play an important role in transforming the Web into a truly interactive and visually appealing environment. Jasc Software is pleased to support the World Wide Web Consortium's efforts in creating a vector graphics standard that will be open to all vendors and end-users. Through the use of new and innovative programs such as Jasc Trajectory Pro, Web designers of all levels will be able to fully experience the many benefits and accessibility of SVG.
-- Kris Tufto, CEO, Jasc Software Incorporated
Kodak welcomes the advancement of SVG as an important element to enabling both graphical and image-intensive creative web-based applications. Such applications are fundamental to delivering new products and services through our Print@Kodak Internet photofinishing service. SVG will speed the development and expand the use of KODAK applications.
-- Stephen Shaffer, CTO, Internet Fulfillment, Eastman Kodak Company
Lexica LLC is a member of the W3C's working group on vector graphics, SVG, and is excited about the potential for advanced graphical and textual content on the web. The Java 2 platform's 2D API, containing a set of graphics, text and imaging features, maps well to the SVG specification. Lexica is very pleased to incorporate SVG into its other Java-based and XML software, which addresses the insurance vertical market. The ability to natively incorporate two kinds of metadata directly into SVG structures permits knowledge-amplified graphical and textual processing on the Web.
-- David Dodds, Senior XML Analyst and SVG working group member, Lexica LLC
Macromedia is pleased that the SVG specification has reached Candidate Recommendation. Through the tremendous adoption of Macromedia Flash, we have seen vector graphics become an increasingly important component of the web experience, and SVG will introduce a rich interchange format that can be implemented across tools and technologies.
-- Peter Santangeli, Macromedia
Netscape is pleased to see SVG has progressed to Candidate Recommendation. We believe the web user's experience will be greatly enhanced by a vector graphics standard designed specifically for the Web. Many of the raster images on the Web could be replaced with vector graphics that offer compact downloads, device independent resolution, and retention of textual data for searching and indexing. Netscape is working to enable ubiquitous SVG support in browsers and applications through our open-source development initiative.
-- Jim Hamerly, Vice President of Client Product Development, Netscape Communications Corporation
OASIS is proud to have contributed to the development of SVG. We believe it will be an important addition to the family of XML standards--one that will benefit all OASIS members, users and vendors alike. As an organization dedicated to XML interoperability, OASIS looks forward to opportunities to continue our work with SVG, much as we did with WebCGM after it became a W3C Recommendation.
-- Laura Walker, Executive Director, OASIS
We are delighted to see SVG progress to Candidate Recommendation. This is an important step along the road to making the Web more "graphics friendly".
-- David Duce, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Oxford Brookes University
Sun is a strong proponent of SVG. SVG is a powerful enabling technology for the Web and especially promising when combined with the Java (TM) 2 platform to develop dynamic, interactive Web applications. Also, its open, standards-based nature is complementary to Sun's own computing vision, which relies upon open standards and non-proprietary interfaces. The goal of SVG is to provide an open, standards-based alternative to proprietary formats for scalable vector graphics. With SVG, users will finally have a single, standard format with which to work and a simple solution for delivering high quality graphics to all web environments.
-- Bill Smith, Manager, XML Technology Center, Sun Microsystems, and President, Board of Directors, OASIS
Corel applaudit aux efforts du World Wide Web Consortium qui ont permis de mettre au point les spécifications SVG (format d'images vectorielles modulables). Le monde informatique du nouveau millénaire reposera sur des solutions à code ouvert, faciles à utiliser et exécutables sur des plates-formes multiples. Nous sommes déterminé à prendre en charge le format SVG dans toutes nos applications graphiques, y compris la Suite graphique CorelDRAW 10, et à tourner cette technologie émergente vers les graphismes Web.
-- Derek J. Burney, vice-président exécutif du Bureau des études et chef du Service des technologies de Corel Corporation
Depuis le début du processus, ILOG est impliqué dans la définition de SVG, et de fait, ILOG propose un des premiers produits d'interface graphique supportant ce standard: ILOG JViews 3.0. Soutenant la tendance de nos clients à migrer leurs applications sur le web, SVG permettra une meilleure interopérabilité entre les différents logiciels graphiques techniques et artistiques du marché. Nous voyons également dans la flexibilité et les possibilités d'interactivité de SVG, une prolongation des forces de nos produits sur le web, forces qui ont contribuées à la réussite des GUIs ILOG dans les Télécoms, plus particulièrement dans les applications de gestion de réseaux, de supervision et de gestion du workflow.
-- Patrick Albert, Directeur Technique, ILOG
W3CによるSVG標準化プロポーザルは、 プリンティングおよびインターネットディスプレイのためのイメージングモデルやセマンティクス構造を統一していく上でキーとなる技術です。 キヤノンはこのSVGがW3Cの勧告候補になったことを心より歓迎するとともに、 SVGが今後のインターネットの世界で流通するドキュメントフォーマットとして重要な位置をしめるものと期待しています。
-- 永田聡、 所長 、 デジタルオフィス開発センター、 キヤノン株式会社
The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (MIT LCS) in the USA, the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA) in France and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, reference code implementations to embody and promote standards, and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. To date, over 440 organizations are Members of the Consortium.
For more information about the World Wide Web Consortium, see http://www.w3.org/