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W3C Scalable Graphics Requirements

Scalable graphics are a good thing for the Web. They are resizable to cope with differing display densities, print better, and can give enhanced responsiveness. Following are some requirements for scalable Web graphics.

Open specification

Graphical facilities



Desirable that the metadata be readilly extractable by search and indexing engines, also by browsers (on the fly html generation).

Authoring tools

There should be wide cross-platform support in existing content creation tools which should be able to export the format; preferably, re-import it for aditional editing.

Additional tools for metadata and link editing are desirable


Desirable that the graphic can be displayed as it is streamed in from the network. Internal directories and offsets are thus undesirable.

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Created: 1996/05/24 11:27:36
Last update: $Date: 1996/12/09 03:13:43 $