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The World Wide Web Consortium Issues WebCGM Profile as a W3C Recommendation

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Ned Mitchell, <ned@ala.com>, +33 1 43 22 79 56
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"Inso is pleased with the designation of WebCGM as an official W3C Recommendation, as it fills an important missing link in the W3C family of standards. WebCGM should play a significant role in the open interchange of compact, scalable graphics in Web documents. Inso is happy to have had the opportunity to contribute to shaping this standard, and is committed to quality WebCGM support in the our Electronic Publishing Solution products."
-- Sebastian Holst, Vice President Product Management, Inso
"InterCAP will support WebCGM in the next version all of our ActiveCGM products and plan to demonstrate WebCGM at XML Europe 99 this coming April. We are committed to WebCGM and believe that it will play a key role in speeding the growth of e-commerce and product support web-based applications by enabling CGM users to leverage on-going investments in technical graphics."
-- Dr. John Gebhardt, Chief Scientist, InterCAP Graphics Systems, Inc.
Board Member, CGM Open Consortium
"ITEDO Software is excited to see WebCGM become an official W3C Recommendation. Finally, web users will have access to the quality and speed of a standard vector format. As a member of CGM Open, we are proud of our contribution to WebCGM and we are fully committed to support WebCGM in the next generation of our products IsoDraw and IsoView."
-- Dieter Weidenbrück, CEO, ITEDO Software
"WebCGM will provide momentum and productivity gains to the technical application community. Manufacturing, Petroleum and Mapping companies will have a viable standards based format, WebCGM, to build their graphical Intranet applications."
-- Don Larson, President Larson Software Technology
"As the organisation who submitted the initial request that there be a Web Profile for CGM , Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (CCLRC) is especially pleased to see this work coming to fruition. It will certainly increase the use of the Web in the scientific and engineering areas. RAL in conjunction with INRIA have developed a draft implementation of the WebCGM Profile in Amaya and we hope to update that to the Recommendation's functionality."
-- Professor Bob Hopgood, Informatics Division, RAL.
"SDI wholeheartedly supports WC3 in its announcement of the WebCGM Profile recommendation. Scalable graphics capability is essential if the World Wide Web is to accommodate an ever increasing appetite for complex imagery. SDI is in the process of upgrading current Unix & NT based CGM Plug-in products to conform to the WebCGM Recommendation."
-- Forrest Carpenter, President, System Development, Inc. (SDI).
"The US Navy and DoD are evaluating candidate formats for delivery and acceptance of 2-D Vector graphics. The WebCGM profile of CGM version 4 provides a vector format that is concise, yet robust with flexibility and functionality."
-- Harry Whittaker, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
"Xerox' technical publishing department has been intimately involved with the creation of the WebCGM profile to allow for the production and delivery of enhanced service documentation for a 20,000+ member mobile work force. The resolution of interoperability issues will allow vector graphics to be used from creation to the point of delivery on portable workstations."
-- Bernie Colligan, Manager of Worldwide Service Technology Delivery, Xerox Corporation
"For almost ten years, users of CAD, Oil & Gas, and GIS applications have depended upon CGM to view and plot their data. The adoption of the WebCGM Profile is significant because it makes this data accessible to all users. CGM on the Web has the potential to dramatically change how data is used in corporate environments. We wholeheartedly endorse this standard."
-- David Zeh, founder of Zeh Graphic Systems and one of the original members of POSC

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