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  • Blog Post: Test the Web Forward

    The quality and correctness of different browsers’ HTML5 engines continue to vary widely. We continue to contribute to the test suites under development at W3C to further the goal of web platform interoperability and same markup. In total, we have submitted 7573 tests that you can view at the IE...
  • Blog Post: Best Practices for Getting Started with SVG

    Web graphics in SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format offer better quality display over a broader range of device sizes compared to bitmap-based graphics. SVG also has inherent accessibility making it the best choice for interactive graphics and those involving text. SVG usage on the Web continues...
  • Blog Post: SVG Filter Effects in IE10

    Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) provides Web developers with a declarative, markup-based language for building rich, interactive content as part of their Web sites. With SVG Filter Effects, supported in IE10 in the Windows Developer Preview, developers have a collection of powerful, image-based effects...
  • Blog Post: Reminder: SVG Open 2011 October 17-20

    SVG Open 2011 , the 9th International Conference on Scalable Vector Graphics, is just over two weeks away. This year’s theme, “Where SVG Meets the Web,” underscores SVG’s inclusion in HTML5 and its growing importance on the Web. SVG is also the declarative vector graphics format for Windows 8 Metro style...
  • Blog Post: Thoughts on when to use Canvas and SVG

    HTML5 Canvas and SVG are two exciting graphics features introduced in IE9. Both were covered in sessions at last week’s MIX11 conference in Las Vegas (see Deep Dive Into HTML5 <canvas> and Modernizing Your Website: SVG Meets HTML5 ). These technologies can be used to address a range of graphic...
  • Blog Post: SVG Open 2011: Where SVG meets the Web

    SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is a key aspect of HTML5, bringing W3C-standard DOM-based vector graphics to the Web. IE9 implements the core modules of SVG 1.1 (Second Edition) and does so in a fully hardware-accelerated manner, like the rest of IE9’s fully hardware-accelerated HTML5. We blogged...
  • Blog Post: Happy Hardware Accelerated Holidays

    Here are two new HTML5 experiences you can run in your browser, designed in the spirit of the holiday season and with hardware accelerated HTML5 in mind. Check out Santa’s Workshop , where the speed of your browser on your PC determines how many elves help pack Santa’s bag for the big...
  • Blog Post: Getting Ready for SVG Open

    I recently demonstrated Test Driving Modern SVG using the SVG Dice sample currently on the Internet Explorer 9 Test Drive site . While building this sample, I learned that both performance and interoperability for SVG are a subtle continuum and are not binary. This point resonated with me so much that...
  • Blog Post: More on SVG

    The first IE9 Platform Preview unveiled IE9’s initial support of SVG . As explained previously, SVG is a vector image format managed by the W3C. The release of the third and fourth Platform Previews come with feature-complete SVG. Major additions include support for SVG gradients, patterns, clipping...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Attending SVG Open 2010 Conference

    With Patrick fresh off the plane from Brussels (see previous post), this is a great time to share that Patrick and I will be attending the SVG Open 2010 conference late this summer. The theme of this year’s conference is “Ubiquitous SVG.” We’re excited to help make this theme...
  • Blog Post: Getting to SVG 2.0: A report from the SVG Working Group Face-to-Face (May 24th – June 1st 2010)

    After months of conference calls, the most recent face to face meeting of the SVG Working Group helped us make progress on this web standard. The biggest ‘news’ from this meeting was the group’s decision to take the next step to finish the current SVG proposal – “SVG 1.1...
  • Blog Post: SVG in IE9 Roadmap

    As part of our commitment to standards and interoperability, we are excited to provide initial support for the W3C’s Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition) Specification in the Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview. The second edition of the SVG spec contains updates to the W3C-Recommended...
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