Microsoft signs up as gold sponsor for Google's SVG conference

IE doesn't support Google's Scalable Vector Graphics standard but Microsoft will be funding the conference

On October 2-4, Google will be hosting a conference dedicated to Scalable Vector Graphics. Today Microsoft has announced that it will be a gold sponsor of the show, hosted at the Googleplex in Mountain View. The irony is that Internet Explorer still doesn't support the 10-year-old SVG standard.

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a W3C standard first developed in 1999 for high-quality, interactive, animated and stylable graphics that can be delivered over the web using easy-to-search-and-edit XML. All major modern web browsers except Microsoft Internet Explorer support and render SVG markup directly, according to Wikipedia. To view SVG files in Internet Explorer, either users have to download and install a browser plugin, or the web designer can include SVGWeb, a JavaScript library from Google.

IBM has also signed up to sponsor the conference.

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