[AoyW] The SVG Terminal for Firefox Gets Better
Ok, it's just a little bit better, but the new release of our SVG Terminal does text highlighting when you drag your mouse on a text field. And we've given the demo app that comes with it a shape palette, mimicking the UI of a drawing app.
To recap, the SVG Terminal is a module for Firefox 1.5, and a simple protocol, that enables apps to deliver evolving vector graphics views on network screens and fine-grained interactivity with users. It directs all user input from the browser to the app/service, which sends updates as SVG fragments to the browser. (You could think of it as X Windows for XML.)
It's designed for apps running on a mobile device which need to present a sophisticated UI on nearby screens via wi-fi, and apps which need to drive multiple network screens with graphical scenes in near-real-time.
And hey, if you like what we're doing, please blog us!