[X3D-Public] Find minimum X3D version for specific nodes?

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Wed Mar 12 18:15:04 PDT 2014

On 2/21/2014 8:58 AM, Limper, Max wrote:
> Dear Don,
> thanks a lot for the great help.

happy to help.  apologies for delayed response.

> This are really a lot of interesting and useful sources for information, I'm looking forward to have a closer look.
> Just one quick question: Is there any reason why 3.0 is the oldest version that is mentioned?

we did a major revision of the specification documents when going from Version 2.0 (VRML97) to Version 3.0 (X3D).

so literally they are different specifications.  though VRML97 remains active and we can receive/process error reports.

The X3D Immersive Profile is a close approximation to the VRML97 nodes, it adds a few extra.

You can find a comparison of those X3D to VRML nodes as part of the support spreadsheet at

> X3D Node Inventory Comparison
> http://www.web3d.org/specifications/X3dNodeInventoryComparison.xlsx
> http://www.web3d.org/specifications/X3dNodeInventoryComparison.pdf

Incidentally a history of VRML/X3D development is found in Chapter 1 of our book _X3D for Web Authors_, the book company agreed that this chapter is also available online free at

	Read More > Technical Introduction Chapter

all the best, Don
Don Brutzman  Naval Postgraduate School, Code USW/Br       brutzman at nps.edu
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