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Designing SVG Web Graphics by Andrew H. Watt

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The Future of SVG

Someone once said something like, “Predictions are a risky business, particularly with respect to the future!” So I am possibly being foolhardy in trying to predict what the future holds for SVG.

Let me put my head right on the chopping block. I believe that SVG has an exciting future. I can see SVG replacing bitmap graphics for many uses and also providing potent competition for the existing proprietary Web vector graphics format: Macromedia Flash.

I can also visualize SVG, in addition to its effect on bitmap and proprietary vector graphics, making an impact in the traditional HTML and XHTML Web graphics space. I expect to see SVG make a major impact as part of the content to be displayed by a new generation of multi-namespace ...

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