About chart technologies
BIRT Studio supports three charting technologies, static BIRT charts, and animated Flash and HTML5 charts. Each technology supports commonly used chart types such as column, bar, pie, line, and area charts. Standard charts are static images whereas Flash and HTML5 charts add motion and provide more visual interest for users. For example, an animated Flash column chart or HTML5 chart can progressively draw its columns from the bottom to the top.
BIRT Studio also supports using HTML5 charts. HTML5 is an open standard for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web, and is increasingly regarded as the alternative to Flash for creating interactive and animated content for traditional and mobile devices.

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