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

Limper, Max max.limper at igd.fraunhofer.de
Thu Mar 13 02:29:07 PDT 2014

Dear Don,

thanks again.

I'll go and check out the book you mentioned, we have it here at IGD. I remember that I had a look at several chapters, but I probably skipped the history part at that time ;- )
I hope that we can are able to provide some extensive X3DOM documentation resources for all available nodes ASAP.

Best Regards,

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Don Brutzman [mailto:brutzman at nps.edu] 
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 13. März 2014 02:15
An: Limper, Max
Cc: x3d-public at web3d.org
Betreff: Re: AW: [X3D-Public] Find minimum X3D version for specific nodes?

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 or

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