Adobe has released its Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Viewer. This allows SVG rendering on the Web, ships with Illustrator 9.0 and is available from Adobe.
Adobe SVG is a browser extension that lets current versions of popular Web browsers render SVG. SVG is the World Wide Web Consortium’s emerging, open language for describing two-dimensional graphics in Extendible Markup Language (XML).
The language means Web site architects can create rich, multi-channel, dynamic content. The graphics can be customized and adapted during design or at run-time by a server, and distributed to multiple platforms.
Ron Okamotoi of Adobe affirmed the company’s commitment to supporting World Wide Web Consortium standards, saying: "Adobe is committed to helping ensure SVG becomes as broadly embraced as other W3C standards."
For a full discussion of SVG, read the premier issue of IDG’s ‘Web Create’ – a free supplement with the July issue of Macworld magazine, which is on sale from June 15, 2000.