Components are elements of the Internet Graphics Service (IGS) architecture used for generating graphics or processing data.
Components receive data from their interpreters and process the data, for example to generate a graphic.
Components are currently available for the following:
Other types of component can be integrated into the IGS in the future.
It is important that components are as platform-independent as possible.
Components can be developed internally or bought from external suppliers and integrated into the IGS. It should be as simple as possible to incorporate new components without changinglisteners or multiplexer. However, it is unavoidable that the portwatchers will have to be changed.