XML.com: The Joy of SVG (fwd)

Dan Brickley danbri at w...
Fri Mar 1 01:23:12 UTC 2002


Some very nice SVG articles on XML.com this week.

http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/02/27/batik/index.html
Server Side SVG


In particular,
http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/02/27/batik/index.html?page=2
...shows how to use the Batik java library to generate JPEGs from SVG.
Just what I wanted to know, as it happens :)

Idea is that once we've got some SVG overlays that describe which bit of a
picture depicts which person etc., we could use SVG and Batik to pull out
just that region, eg. make a scary collage of all the pics of Charles or
Libby that RDFWeb knows about...

Here's the full Java thing: http://www.xml.com/2002/02/27/examples/ArtMaker.java
http://www.xml.com/2002/02/27/examples/Artist.java

http://xml.apache.org/batik/
http://xml.apache.org/batik/dist/

[[
All other libraries needed by Batik are included in the distribution. As
a consequence the Batik archive is quite big, but after you downloaded it,
you will not need anything else.
]]

...this too is good. Last time I looked at Batik it was a pain to install.

Downloading now... :)

Dan





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