The presentation will try to evaluate what this might mean for practical SVG deployment currently and in the near future. Emphasis will be throughout on mixing SVG with HTML. I will discuss the state and and advantages of some of those shim technologies (SVG Web, Raphaël, dojox.gfx, JSXGraph) together with already published showcases of the technology in question. Furthermore I will analyze the current state of the SVG implementation, that can be witnessed in the evolving Internet Explorer 9 platform preview. The focus will be on availability of features with regard to practical use cases as well as standard conformity. The initial release of the IE9 platform preview suffered among other things the lack of the viewbox attribute thus making GIS applications very hard to implement.
Finally sufficient time will be devoted to showing examples that already work in the Internet Explorer 9 platform preview with special emphasis if they worked right out of the box  or what kind of adaptations were needed to make them work . Additionally the discussion will focus on mixing SVG with HTML. Microsoft claims that IE9 will be the first browser to support SVG right inside plain HTML, an approach that the SVG Web toolkit is mimicking already (in contrast to namespacing in XHTML that is used in Firefox, Webkit and Opera).
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