Chapter 18. SVG and the Web

SVG should really come into its own on the Web. Its small compact file structure (when compressed) makes for quick downloads, yet its vector nature results in excellent rendering at any scale. But this is only the beginning. SVG plays nicely with other web technologies: SVG files can be embedded into web pages. SVG drawings can contain hypertext links. And SVG drawings can be scripted and animated.

Support for SVG is rapidly improving in browsers. Firefox (1.5, 2.0) and Opera (8.5, 9.0) include different levels of support; Safari and Konqueror are in the process of adding support. Users of Internet Explorer and other browsers can join the fun by using the (ancient) Adobe plug-in [http://www.adobe.com/svg/main.html]. ...

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