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Graphics Activity Statement

Graphics continue to play a critical role in everyday usage of the Web, from decorative graphics through advertising to diagrams and interactive graphical user interfaces. Graphical front-ends for live networked data, Web services, and visualizations of the Semantic Web are current growth areas as is the use of graphics in industrial control, automation, and embedded applications.

The W3C Graphics Activity has worked in this area for over ten years. Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), the current effort of the Activity, brings the powerful combination of interactive, animated two-dimensional vector graphics and Extensible Markup Language (XML). WebCGM 2.0 is used mainly in industrial and defence technical documents. Earlier work was concerned with Portable Network Graphics (PNG) and with WebCGM 1.0.

Highlights Since the Previous Advisory Committee Meeting

The SVG Working group continues to work closely with the CSS Working group on joint publications, bringing the expressive power of SVG to HTML/CSS. New drafts of Compositing and Blending, CSS Masking, Web Animations, SVG Integration, and Geometry Interfaces were published. The FX taskforce meets regularly to increase coordination between SVG and CSS Working Groups.

The SVG 2 specification is now a Working Draft. Up-to-date information on current work items and upcoming meetings may be found on the SVG WG wiki.

A proposal for SVG Glyphs in OpenType, created by a W3C Community Group, was accepted for standardization by ISO SC29 as part of Open Font Format.

Upcoming Activity Highlights

A Last Call of SVG2 is expected towards the close of 2014..

Summary of Activity Structure

GroupChairTeam ContactCharter
SVG Working Group
Erik Dahlström, Cameron McCormackDoug Schepers, Chris LilleyChartered until 31 October 2016

This Activity Statement was prepared for TPAC 2014 per section 5 of the W3C Process Document. Generated from group data.

Chris Lilley, Graphics Activity Lead

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