Re: IE8 and Adobe ASV3 Legal Problems
> Today, I sent this suggestion to the IE8 Team.I was getting a "The content that you requested cannot be found or you
do not have permission to view it" error page in the first place. Then
I realized an additional step was missing: one must first add Internet
Explorer Beta Feedback  to own profile and only then be able to
view the given link. Also, keep in mind that the link is split, so one
may need to regenerate the link with copy+paste «magic». ;-)
- Hi, Guy-
Guy Morton wrote (on 4/10/08 12:31 AM):
>It's still not appropriate language or subject matter for a this list.
> I think it should be pretty obvious that my "threats of violence"
> were in jest. Let's not imply they might have been otherwise by
> getting all serious about it. The smily face is a big clue.
Thanks for adopting a more moderate tone.
> What do you suggest we do about MS and no SVG in IE8? MS are makingThat's an excellent question. Obviously, if there is an appropriate
> it pretty obvious that they're intent on driving SVG off the face of
> the earth. Unlike some of the more optimistic types on this list I
> saw that coming a mile off, and while I'd like to SVG succeed with
> mass uptake in the browser arena, I have to say that unless SOMEONE
> SOMEWHERE does more than just hope and ask nicely for MS to change I
> can't see how that's going to happen.
plugin that is maintained and available, native support in IE is less of
a concern... but still a concern.
I know of several possible replacements for ASV, and I will keep
pressing those vendors to make them publicly available.
We can also keep pressing MS to support SVG, and that is happening on a
number of fronts. I remind them of it fairly frequently, but that's not
enough, of course... The standards law suit they are facing in the EU is
one way of putting market pressure on them. Getting their customers
(large companies and organizations who send them requirements) to
request SVG is another. Yet another is including normative references
to it in HTML5, which they intend to implement.
All of these things are ongoing, but in my opinion, step one is to get
them to support XHTML and proper DOM. Without that first step, which
will be easier, supporting just the graphical aspects of SVG is not very
helpful. So, let's move them one step at a time.