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So… What’d I Miss? | CodeDread Blog

So having gone through my 1000+ unread feed items, emails, blog comments and sundries, here’s what I think I missed while on our pilgrimage to worship a mouse in the south. Feel free to clue me in further in the comments below. Oh, and the vacation was fantastic, fwiw, though I did miss internet access that wasn’t filtered through the foggy and tiny lens of WML. I gots to get me one of them new-fangled phones that can browse the real web real soon now.

SVG Support Tables Now Interactive

Someone mashed together the data I publish with my SVG support tables and made it much more interactive and useful! Great! That’s what makes the web so cool: sharing. Now to see if I can break his scraping script… Joking! πŸ™‚

IE9 Likely To Support SVG?!?

As “reported” in Wired and Ajaxian: Golly. How much? When? What version/profile? Sorry, but it seems that this is a misinterpretation of the standard SVG party line from Microsoft. Mumble, grumble, integrity… journalism… something, something, mumble…

More Mozilla SMIL Progress

Brian Birtles posts on the latest progress on Mozilla implementing SMIL-in-SVG. I’m hoping to see SMIL pick up, particularly as browser native support improves further. Of course you can get a headstart on this by using the FakeSmile shim right now in 4 of the 5 big browsers.

Qt Winning Votes?

Doug seems to agree with me that a LGPL for Qt could be a big game changer. I admit, I’ve always had a soft spot for Qt, but the recent news that it will be available to commercial projects without purchasing a license from Nokia is getting a lot of people excited – even heavy fans of Java πŸ™‚

Google I/O Registration Open

I might actually try to attend the Google I/O conference this year in May. Rob and I tried to get our ducks in a row last year but the planning never crystallized. I’ve been doing some playing with Android recently, so there’s actually a reason for me to go this year.

§519 · January 30, 2009 · Google, Microsoft, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · Tags: , , , , , · [Print]

6 Comments to “So… What’d I Miss?”

  1. Steve Ryner says:

    Hmm. Google I/O. At $300 it’s less than a developer phone. Should bring that up with someone!

  2. Gyrobo says:

    There was no scraping script involved. I copied each value by hand to burn the results into my memory, so I would be prepared in case the topic came up at a party.

    I have two questions, though:

    1) Is there a particular reason your graph places the tests in a RTL order? When my LTR graph didn’t look anything like yours, I thought I’d gone insane.

    2) In your full support table, you seem to have removed a test from the total maximum score. Is that because of spec changes between 1.1 and 1.2, or did you just try to curve it to get some of the browsers up a letter grade? πŸ™‚

  3. @Gyrobo: Here are the answers:

    1) I have the spreadsheet listed in numerical order, but then I rotate the entire thing during ‘publish’ time clockwise to get the desired effect (user agents on the left column, tests on the top). I hadn’t thought about the ramifications of this decision until now. I’m afraid to change things in case your script would now be borked…

    2) There is one test that I believe is invalid in the 1.1 test suite. I haven’t investigated fully, but since every browser/plugin/etc gets it wrong it made me suspicious. Eventually I’ll be moving over to the 1.2T test suite (much larger) when more browsers get into the game. That test suite is being actively maintained (I get the impression that the 1.1F test suite is bit-rotting).

  4. Gyrobo says:

    My script uses arrays I compiled based on your data. It doesn’t reference your files at all. I’ve since updated it to reflect what you’ve said about the possibly invalid test.

    All I had to do was subtract the position from the total width to get RTL. It would be trivial to change, and here’s what it would look like:

    http://databathing.com/SVG/?LTR