Microsoft announced today that it has submitted a request to join the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Patrick Dengler, Senior Program Manager for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Team writes:
We recognize that vector graphics are an important component of the next generation Web platform. As evidenced by our ongoing involvement in W3C working groups, we are committed to participating in the standards process to help ensure a healthy future for the Web. Our involvement with the SVG working group builds on that commitment.
To date, I have had several interactions with the SVG working group, and their clear dedication to creating a great technology for end users and developers alike stands out. I personally look forward to future and more direct involvement with this great set of folks.
The SVG Working Group says its mission is to continue the evolution of Scalable Vector Graphics as a format and a platform, and enhance the adoption and usability of SVG in combination with other technologies.
For more on SVG, read here about its applications to the mobile, print, web apps, design and interchange, GIS and Mapping, and embedded systems industries.