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13. Serving SVG Files > Serving Web Files -- The Task at Hand

Serving Web Files -- The Task at Hand

We will present a list of airports on a web page, and let the users select one whose weather report they wish to see. The request will be sent to a Java servlet, which will retrieve the information in Weather Observation Markup Format (OMF) and send back a web page containing a graphic presentation of the data. Though SVG is the most compact representation — and this is a book about SVG, after all — some users may not have an SVG plugin for their browsers. Thus, we will offer them a choice of receiving the graphic in SVG or in one of two rasterized formats: PNG (Portable Network Graphics) or JPG. We offer JPG for users with older browsers that don’t support PNG. The web page is s....Figure 13-1


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