[X3D-Public] X3D WG to present X3D and HTML integration at W3C TPAC
anita.havele at web3d.org
Mon Nov 2 12:02:41 PST 2009
X3D WG to present X3D and HTML integration at W3C Technical Plenary and
Advisory Committee Meeting
The X3D Working Group <http://www.web3d.org/x3d/> is participating in the
HTML <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/> Working Group for the purpose of best
integrating X3D with HTML. This effort has strategic importance for Web3D
and indeed for all 3D graphics, since X3D is an interchange format for a
wide variety of models. We intend to establish a solid foundation for X3D to
properly support 3D graphics in HTML5.
The X3D Working Group is considering three basic approaches to display an
X3D scene inside an HTML page:
* External reference - HTML page includes an object
<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-object-element> element tag
that refers to an .x3d scene, implemented via an X3D plug-in. Data might be
passed within the page using DOM events.
* X3D as XML in HTML - HTML page directly includes X3D source, likely with
an XML namespace prefix, presumably implemented via an X3D plug-in or the
browser itself. Again data might be exchanged within the page using DOM
* API access - HTML page includes some form of canvas
<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-canvas-element> (or maybe
Canvas3D) element that allows programmatic access to the page, so that X3D
Scene Access Interface (SAI) might draw a bitmap
Variations on these approaches are considered as part of X3D and
examples and the X3DOM <http://www.x3dom.org/> test site .
The X3D and HTML5 Summary will be presented at the HTML5 Working Group
sessions Friday, November 6 2009 from 9:00 AM -10:00 AM in Mountain View
during the W3C Technical Plenary and Advisory
<http://www.w3.org/2009/11/TPAC/%20> Committee (TPAC) meeting.
Executive Director, Web3D Consortium www.web3d.org
Phone: +1 248 342 7662
Fax: +1 650 362 1943
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