W3C Release SVG Tiny 1.2

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) anounced on Thursday 10/08/2006 the release of SVG Tiny 1.2 as a W3C Candidate Recommendation; 2D Vector Graphics Ready to Implement on All Types of Devices.

The W3C has published a draft of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Specification, a graphics standard suitable for both mobile and desktop devices. SVG, enables the creation of interactive two-dimensional vector graphics and animations. The latest version of the standard, SVG 1.2 or SVG Tiny, is small enough for mobile devices.

Scalable Vector Graphics already benefits from the wide adoption in mobile devices, commercial mobile services, and desktop browsers such as Opera and Firefox, which now ship with native support for SVG. In 2003, responding to industry demand and requests from the SVG developer community, the Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group introduced SVG Tiny, designed for mobile devices. SVG Tiny 1.1 provides an open standard solution for delivering graphical content that works equally well on handsets and desktops.

Industry Poised to Adopt New Standard

Industry leaders and other standards organizations have looked to W3C to expand upon the SVG Tiny profile and have lent their support for the format, including commitments to incorporate SVG Tiny 1.2 into their own requirements. These commitments and other information about support for SVG can be found on the SVG testimonials page.

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Related Reading:
SVG Tiny 1.2 Is a Candidate Recommendation – W3C
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.2 Specification – W3C