[Mono-devel-list] SVG, Glade xml vs Avalon

Iain McCoy iain at mccoy.id.au
Wed Jul 7 06:00:10 EDT 2004

I think that article is inaccurate. XAML doesn't have tags (in the html
sense as they are used here), it just offers an easier way to hook
together a bunch of class instances.
describes this.

Further discussion of this should probably happen off-list; it really
isn't relevant to mono's development.

On Wed, 2004-07-07 at 08:40, Hayes, Dennis wrote:
> Here is an article that compares XAML with other standards. CSS2, XUL, SVG,
> and XHTML.
> Indeed some of the tags duplicate (with incompatible names) SVG, but that is
> just a few of the tags.
> http://www.devx.com/webdev/Article/20834
> Dennis
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:mono-devel-list-admin at lists.ximian.com]On Behalf Of Iain McCoy
> Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 11:37 PM
> To: Joseph Bennie
> Cc: mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
> Subject: Re: [Mono-devel-list] SVG, Glade xml vs Avalon
> On Tue, 2004-07-06 at 09:16, Joseph Bennie wrote:
> > Something you might find interesting is that Avalon is effectively an 
> > xml namespace specifically for  drawing vector graphics - sounds a alot 
> > like svg to me.
> no it's not. Avalon is primarily a set of classes implementing a gui
> toolkit, one aspect of which is an integral preference for vector
> graphics rather than bitmaps. There is a related tool, xaml, which you
> could almost be accurate in describing as a tool for mapping CLR classes
> to XML namespaces.
> This would be apparent if you had read any competently-written articles
> about avalon.
> Sorry for the flamish mail, there's just too many misconceptions about
> this floating around and they are starting to get annoying.
Iain McCoy <iain at mccoy.id.au>

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