Transparent PNGs in IE, File uploads in SVG

27 April, 2005

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.

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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05 May, 2005 at 21:36

If it is true then it is a fact, not a factoid.

06 May, 2005 at 08:50

I meant it like the second meaning at

“a brief (usually one sentence and usually trivial) news item”

Or indeed as has it: “A brief, somewhat interesting fact”.

Although I accept the potential confusion, I’d never heard it used to mean anything other than what I intended. Duly noted 🙂