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Adobe SVG Viewer 2.0b2

Adobe has released version 2.0b2 of the SVG Viewver. This new beta, according to Adobe, "supports most of the recommendations based on the SVG spec draft last February."

Recall that the "SVG Viewer" an extension for browsers that allows rendering of the "Scalable Vector Graphics" format within the current versions of the most popular browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.

The viewer, downloadable from the Adobe website, already included as standard with Illustrator 9.0 (Illustrator the first major application that supports SVG but Adobe has declared that it intends to support this format in all future releases of the products that will be created).

Scalable Vector Graphics is the "open" language of the World Wide Web Consortium (WC3) for displaying two-dimensional graphics in Extensible Markup Language (XLM). Since it allows the management of vector graphics in XLM and compatible with other WC3 standards, it is likely that the SVG will have a significant impact on web graphics. With this format it is possible to solve various problems of personalization, globalization, accessibility and data integration.

The technology was, in fact, conceived and implemented by developers who from the beginning thought of a vector graphics format full of features, fast and open and which, being based on XLM, could provide flexibility and interoperability with the various tools, facilitating the typical developer workflow.

With SVG you operate in a real authoring environment; rich, multi-channel and dynamically generated content can be created. The graphics can be customized, modified, rewritten and adapted during the same design phase or at run-time from a server, and then distributed in optimized format on multiple platforms.

To support the SVG there are WC3 and all its members which we remember Adobe, Apple, Corel Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM, Kodak, Macromedia Inc., Microsoft Corp., Netscape Communications, Quark Inc. Sun Microsystems Inc. and Xerox Corporation.

(Edited by Newton)