"ILOG today rolled out the new ILOG JViews Component Suite 3.5,
supporting Scaleable Vector Graphics (SVG) and various Java thin
clients. In addition to their work on this new release, ILOG JViews
developers are playing a key role in the creation of today's beta
release of Batik 1.0 by the Apache Software Foundation's XML
Project. Batik is the first open-source SVG toolkit based on the
Java platform and was developed with contributions from ILOG, Sun
Microsystems, Eastman Kodak Company and CSIRO Australia."
"SVG is the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C's) new graphics
language based on eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and is expected
to become the standard for web-based graphics. One of the reasons
ILOG contributed its well-known expertise in 2D graphics to the
development of Batik is because standardizing SVG will give
programmers -- and ultimately, end users -- a vehicle for taking
the visual web experience to a new level.
"Applications built with the Batik toolkit can leverage SVG via
higher-quality graphics and interoperability than what has been
available. Meanwhile, those applications with the greatest need for
high-end graphics can utilize ILOG JViews for seamless integration
of intuitive, interactive components such as Gantt charts, workflow
modelers and maps. Never before have so many options been available
for advanced web graphics."