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Topic of presentation: Scripting SVG
Intention: Show the scripting capabilities of SVG, how to implement them, and some examples
Motivation: SVG itself is very powerful, and a lot of reasons for that will
be presented at the SVG Open / Carto.net Developers Conference. However in order
to compete with Flash, developers need tools to match with ActionScript. ActionScript
extends the functionality of Flash with scripting capabilities, using an embedded
that is very similar to ActionScript (and even the language the designers of
is a vital ingredient to a truly dynamic SVG animation. Quite a lot of web designers
With its <script> element, SVG is ready for inclusion of ECMAScript code. The currently most widely used SVG viewer, Adobe SVG Viewer, supports ECMAScript and even gives the programmer the choice between using the browser's script engine and the viewer's built-in script engine.
Abstract: The talk is planned to consist out of
Conclusion: SVG will never look the same to you
once you have seen what it can do using ECMAScript.
For presentation we will use Adobe SVG Viewer, since this viewer currently is the most widely used one (Adobe is shipping it with all its software products). However we will also mention other script-enabled viewers. Since the talk is only 30 minutes long, we proceed quite quickly through the various topics but are always presenting small examples that show the "nitty-gritty" of the topic, enabling the listeners to use these techniques for their own, probably more complex applications.
Alternative version: An alternative would be to split this talk up into two sessions; the first one giving the basics (DOM, embedding scripts, accessing elements), whereas the second one is about more sophisticated topics (animation, HTML->SVG and SVG<-HTML).
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