Reconsidering the use of SVG in OOXML

Shawn Villaron shawnv at
Thu Jan 7 01:11:46 CET 2010

Have you evaluated whether or not SVG can adequately represent DrawingML and VML content?  I think that’s likely to be the first question that needs to be addressed regarding this topic.

Furthermore, just to be clear, SVG can be used in OOXML.  I believe that that was the intent of the contentPart change from the BRM …

From: Innovimax SARL [mailto:innovimax at]
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 2:49 PM
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Subject: Reconsidering the use of SVG in OOXML


Since Microsoft is now officially joining the W3C SVG WG [1], we should reconsider using SVG in OOXML instead of DrawingML and (even worse) VML



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