[X3D-Public] my musings on O3D and JavaScript on the web

Tom Sparks tom_a_sparks at yahoo.com.au
Sat Apr 25 18:34:47 PDT 2009

if they (google) are going to write an web-based 3D API (like OGL did for the desktop), then we need to join them because it may be the only way to get X3D as a true native plugin

my feeling is X3D fits in between drag-and-drop 3D and OGL-like 3D

--- On Sat, 25/4/09, GLG <info at 3dnetproductions.com> wrote:
>is being marketed as "an open web standard for 3D graphics";
>a false premise as evidenced in the following extract from
>"O3D is an open-source web API for creating rich,
>interactive 3D applications in the browser. This API is
>shared at an early stage as part of a conversation with the
>broader developer community about establishing an open web
>standard for 3D graphics." 
>I'm sorry what? You are sharing your new API with us as part
>of a conversation about establishing an open web standard
>for 3D graphics? We already have a standard, it is ISO
>approved and in use at countless organizations. Aren't you a
>bit late to have a conversation about "establishing an open
>web standard"?
>As far as I am concerned, O3D and X3D COULD possibly be
>friends, but not like that. Google needs to be able to fully
>recognize X3D. I am asking the O3D team to reword this
>position, which, intentionally or not, as it stands, is
>blatantly misleading.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: x3d-public-bounces at web3d.org [mailto:x3d-public-
>bounces at web3d.org] On Behalf Of Lars O. Grobe
>Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2009 2:38 AM
>To: x3d-public
>Subject: Re: [X3D-Public] my musings on O3D and JavaScript
>on the web

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