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January 12, 2007

Skype, Venice, SVG

Skype, Venice, SVG: Om Malik offers some vendor-certified kimono-opening on The Venice Project, something video-ish from people connected with Skype. I'll wait to see it myself, but this line caught my eye: "The user interface is built using Adobe's SVG technology." As most SVG evangelists will remind, the various SVG specs were consortium efforts, not driven solely by Adobe. But if this project uses the Adobe SVG Viewer as a renderer, then that would be an odd choice... although it's still the most popular SVG-full renderer, it was end-of-life'd last year... it's pretty clear which other Adobe clientside renderer has the performance and feature range needed today. I'm not sure what the line "UI built using Adobe's SVG" might mean.

Posted by JohnDowdell at January 12, 2007 8:00 AM