Australian IT: CSIRO leads graphics race

[ Thanks to Phillip
for this link. ]

“A CSIRO duo has beaten the world’s best to be the first to
develop a viewer for high quality graphics on the Internet.”

“The device was developed to take advantage of a new graphics
format, scalable vector graphics (SVG), which provides clear Web
images no matter how much they are enlarged.”

“The format also allows for hyperlink-style interactivity in
graphics, and the images are often faster to download than a GIF or
JPEG equivalent….”

“Scientists Dean Jackson and Bella Robinson will not make any
money directly from their software at first; the viewer and its
Java source code can be downloaded for free from the CSIRO Web

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