|Q1:||I am familiar with Flash's symbol library. How does SVG's concept of a symbol differ from Flash's?|
|A1:||Actually, SVG's handling of symbols is very similar to Flash's. Conceptually, the two handle symbols the same. In Flash, an item is stored in a library by converting it into a symbol and is then visually stored in a separate library palette. In SVG, a symbol is also removed from the artwork content by placing it within a defs or symbol element.
SVG offers an advantage in terms of its ability to apply considerable amounts of style information to the instance of a symbol. Although Flash allows certain adjustments to be made to a symbol (such as opacity and overall color), SVG can pass any style rule on to a symbol via the use element. ...