VML: a new way to manipulate & transfer images

VML(or Vector Markup Language) is a derivative of XML (and thereby its subset) which deals with storing vector information about a picture.

For example the VML string

    <v:oval style='width:100pt;height:75pt' fillcolor="red"></v:oval>

would in Internet Explorer produce a red filled oval that looked like:

While GIFs are the most used images on the internet, there are some advantages to using VML based figures:

Currently the one disadvantage of VML is that, Netscape 6 doesn't yet understand VML.
clogp_vml is an example of a servlet that we have in Mariner that uses smi2vml, a servlet we have created that takes in a SMILES and outputs the VML corresponding to its depiction.