Microsoft and SVG? In the same room?

Yesterday, Sam Ruby reported that Microsoft is sponsoring SVG Open. I had to read his very short post several times to make sure I'd read it right.

I have no idea if this means that we'll no longer need to use workarounds like SVG Web or chameleon files to get Internet Explorer to support SVG. At the very least it means that Microsoft recognizes that SVG exists. Who knows? It might even mean an end to the IE team ignoring every question that gets posted about SVG to the IE blog.

*[SVG]: Scalable Vector Graphics *[IE]: Internet Explorer