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Designing SVG Web Graphics by Andrew H. Watt

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Creating Web Pages with a “Graphics” Language

I have tried hard in the preceding 11 chapters not to let too much of my excite-ment about SVG show through—but in a way, I hope that I have failed. In this chapter, I feel I should tell you more up front how excited I am about SVG as a possible one-stop, XML-based Web authoring solution.

You might be asking yourself whether I am crazy. Are you wondering whether I have forgotten that SVG is a graphics format?

The answer, of course, is that I haven’t forgotten that SVG is called Scalable Vector Graphics. But, I also am fully aware (and if you have read earlier chapters, I hope that you too are aware) that SVG is a graphics format unlike anything you have ever seen. A couple of steps back in the history ...

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