Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) is a language for describing two-dimensional graphics and graphical applications in XML. It can be used to create dynamic graphs for a Web site. You can use the Lotus Notes agent in this tip to generate a dynamic SVG. Take a look at a sample graph on my blog.
Create a Lotus Notes agent (name "svgagent"). Sub Initialize Print |Content-type:image/svg+xml| Print |<?xml version="1.0"?>| Print |<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/ REC-SVG-20010904/DTD/svg10.dtd">| Print |<svg width="200" height="200" xmlns= "http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">| Print |<desc>polyline</desc>| Print |<g>| Print |<polyline id="lens" points= "10,180 40,120 70,140 100,90 130,40 160,100" fill="none" stroke="purple" stroke-width="2"/>| 'processing and draw the graph Print |</g>| Print |</svg>| End Sub
Then, in your Web page, you can embed the code below. For Firefox and Netscape, use the following:
<object type="image/svg+xml" data="svgagent?OpenAgent" width="200" height="200"> </object>
For Internet Explorer use this:
<embed src="svgagent?OpenAgent" width="200" height="200" pluginspage= "http://www.adobe.com/svg/viewer/install/"> <embed>
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This was first published in July 2006