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The Truth About HTML5 by RJ Owen, Luke Stevens

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CHAPTER 11

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The Truth About SVG: The Flash Challenger That Was, Wasn’t, and Now…

We touched on the idea of Flash-challenging technology when we looked at Canvas in Chapter 9. But perhaps the most serious challenger to Flash in the past decade has been Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an XML format for 2D graphics and animation, which is making yet another mini-comeback. Let’s take a very brief look at the dead-again, less-dead-again technology that is SVG.

SVG, SVG…

Oh, SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)…what can we say about you? You’re a separate W3C spec that’s been in development since 1998 (on target to be finalized in August 2014!). You’re not ...

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