[jifty-devel] Chart plugin: Handling scripts in regions

Andrew Sterling Hanenkamp sterling at hanenkamp.com
Sun Aug 5 20:47:17 EDT 2007

On 8/5/07, Thomas Sibley <trs at bestpractical.com> wrote:
> Andrew Sterling Hanenkamp wrote:
> > I did discover a problem with PlotKit (which helped lead to the creation
> > of SimpleBars), which is that it doesn't support much without the Adobe
> > SVG Viewer installed. Since our clients use IE 6 and IE 7 almost
> > exclusively, that's probably not a great solution.
> Are you sure?  I thought PlotKit only needed the Adobe SVG plugin when
> it rendered SVG charts.  Jifty's PlotKit doesn't have any code to render
> SVG charts right now, only canvas charts, which are supported in IE by
> Google's Ex(plorer)Canvas.  IE (with no SVG plugin) seems to render
> Jifty's PlotKit charts just fine for me.

Hrm... it wasn't working at all for me earlier today on IE7. I'll take
another look. It might have been something small and dumb that didn't work.

"Have you ever had a dream that seemed so real that when you woke up you
weren't sure whether you were awake or still dreaming?"

The PlotKit website says: HTML Canvas: Safari 2+, Opera 9+, Firefox
> 1.5+, IE 6 (in emulated mode)
> Cheers,
> Tom

Also, regarding image based charting tools. I looked a little deeper and I
don't think it would be hard to improve GD::Graph and/or Chart to look
nicer. They both have most of the required pieces in place, they just need
some TLC on the design side of things.

Of course, that's easy for me to say since I'm not offering to patch
anything at this point. ;)

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