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developerWorks: SVG and XForms: Rendering Custom Content

Dec 12, 2003, 05:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Antoine Quint)

"For the past couple of years, the SVG community has investigated new ways of leveraging the XML basis of SVG to mix and match namespaces in an SVG document. Among the main focuses, user-interface work emerged as a primary use-case for the usage of custom XML markup inline in an SVG document. Rendering Custom Content (RCC), a new technology featured in the latest drafts of SVG 1.2, offers a new framework for allowing seamless integration of custom XML grammars in SVG documents as well-defined extensions. As mentioned in the primer for this series, RCC plays a key role in SVG and XForms integration as it provides the foundation for mixing and matching the two markups. In this article, I will introduce the basics of RCC, walk through the implementation of a first user-interface widget (a push-button), and provide a demo of a richer UI application.

"Before I dive into coding this simple button widget using RCC, I will go through the basics and the newly-introduced family of RCC elements..."

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