Transparent PNGs in IE, File uploads in SVG

By now everyone has seen Sam Fortiner’s excellent post about implementing PNG in Internet Explorer, which is great news, and fulfils a long-hoped for hole in IE functionality.

More amazing is the factoid found in the comments during a discussion of whether IE should support SVG natively:

Did you know that they have added file uploads to the latest SVG drafts? It’s utterly crazy for an image format to have features like this.

http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-SVG12-20041027/api.html#fileupload

He’s not kidding either – that link really works, and really does link to the part of the SVG 1.2 Working Draft, which is a last call document. I don’t think I can really offer any insightful commentary into this; I’m too stunned.

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