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Designing SVG Web Graphics by Andrew H. Watt

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Appendix B. SVG Glossary

The purpose of this glossary is twofold. First, it helps you understand terms used in this book. Second, as you move beyond the scope of this book, this glossary provides a foundation to aid you in understanding other documents describing technical issues relating to SVG.

Words appearing in italics within the definitions indicate that those words are defined elsewhere in this glossary.

Animation Target

The attribute that is the target of an SVG animation. The animation target is designated by assigning an appropriate value to the attributeName attribute.

Attribute

A way of describing a characteristic of an SVG element. Attributes must conform to XML syntax requirements, with the form attribute="value" or attribute='value' ...

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