Visualizing Information Using SVG and X3D

XML-based Technologies for the XML-based Web

Editors: Geroimenko, Vladimir, Chen, Chaomei (Eds.)

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Correcting the Great Mistake People often mistake one thing for another. That’s human nature. However, one would expect the leaders in a particular ?eld of endeavour to have superior ab- ities to discriminate among the developments within that ?eld. That is why it is so perplexing that the technology elite – supposedly savvy folk such as software developers, marketers and businessmen – have continually mistaken Web-based graphics for something it is not. The ?rst great graphics technology for the Web,VRML,has been mistaken for something else since its inception. Viewed variously as a game system,a format for architectural walkthroughs,a platform for multi-user chat and an augmentation of reality,VRML may qualify as the least understood invention in the history of inf- mation technology. Perhaps it is so because when VRML was originally introduced it was touted as a tool for putting the shopping malls of the world online,at once prosaic and horrifyingly mundane to those of us who were developing it. Perhaps those ?rst two initials,“VR”,created expectations of sprawling,photorealistic f- tasy landscapes for exploration and play across the Web. Or perhaps the magnitude of the invention was simply too great to be understood at the time by the many, ironically even by those spending the money to underwrite its development. Regardless of the reasons,VRML suffered in the mainstream as it was twisted to meet unintended ends and stretched far beyond its limitations.

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  • X3D Fundamentals

    Don Brutzman, James Harney, Curt Blais

    Pages 63-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Visualizing Information Using SVG and X3D
Book Subtitle
XML-based Technologies for the XML-based Web
Editors
  • Vladimir Geroimenko
  • Chaomei Chen
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-084-9
DOI
10.1007/b138564
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-85233-790-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-918-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 298
Number of Illustrations and Tables
125 b/w illustrations, 86 illustrations in colour
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