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Sams Teach Yourself SVG in 24 Hours by Micah Laaker

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What Spurred the Development of SVG?

SVG was created by the W3C's SVG Working Group, a body of the industry's top developers focused on creating a viable vector display language for the Web. The impetus for the group began with several software developers proposing competing vector graphic standards for the web. The W3C brought together a team of leading graphics software developers to unite them in one effort and began defining the requirements of a vector graphics markup language.

Thus, progression began on SVG as an open, vector-based graphic display standard. The first public draft of SVG was released in February 1999.

Following the same process as for their other technologies, such as HTML, XML, and PNG, the W3C has submitted SVG to a rigorous ...

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