Technical Information on SVF
The Simple Vector Format, or SVF, is a vector graphics format which supports
hyperlinks and layer information. It was jointly developed by SoftSource and
NCSA to provide a useful 2-D vector format for use on the World Wide Web.
The specification is freely available for anyone to use. (Note: Copies of
any of the specification of SVF must retain the SoftSource copyright notice.)
SVF includes the following types of objects: points, lines, polylines, rectangles,
circles, arcs, cubic bezier curves, and text.
Color, layer, pen width, and fills can be specified.
Hyperlink regions can be defined from all the basic types of objects.
Arbitrary color maps can be defined.
Notifications can be sent when the user has reached a certain magnification level.
The amount of stored precision can be specified by the programmer for
You can get the current specification
and syntax of SVF as well as the
Programmers can get source code (in C) for creating SVF files.
contains the basics for the details of the file format.
- svfout.c and
provide a simple API for creating SVF files.
contains sample code demonstrating how to use the API.
- SVF Information
- SVF Specification
- SVF Syntax
- HTML Syntax for hyperlinks and embedding SVF images in HTML documents
- SVF test page
- SVF Plug-In for Netscape
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