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Comment on PGML Submission

W3C is pleased to receive this submission in the field of 2D vector graphics, further evidence of growing interest in representing graphics on the Web in a way which is scalable and structured, rather than as raster images. The PGML submission builds upon a widely implemented graphical model, and provides a rich set of graphical primitives of proven utility. PGML is expressed in XML, which allows PGML graphics to be modified with style sheets along with the document in which they are contained.

This submission falls under the Graphics activity and it clearly addresses an issue listed on the Graphics activity page: 'There is increasing interest in a useful, Web-oriented, open format expressed in XML which would be independent of any particular renderer or platform.'.

It also meets many of the criteria listed in the paper W3C Scalable Graphics Requirements.

Next Steps: W3C is putting together a briefing package proposing a new Working Group, in the Graphics Activity, on this topic. This is also the action suggested in the Web Schematics submission.

Should a new Working Group be created, the PGML submission would be placed on its agenda as one input towards the creation of an XML vector graphics format.

The W3C membership is invited to discuss the disposition of the submission in the w3c-ac-forum mailing list or to advise the director in confidence via the W3C staff contact.

Disclaimer: Placing a Submission on a Working Group agenda does not imply endorsement by either the W3C Staff or the participants of the Working Group, nor does it guarantee that the Working Group will agree to take any specific action on a Submission.

Chris Lilley, W3C Graphics Activity Lead
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