SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. It is used for describing 2D-graphics and graphical applications in XML. SVG is used to define vector-based graphics in XML.
SVG is most widely used for vector type diagrams like Pie charts, two-dimensional graphs etc.
SVG became a W3C Recommendation on 14 January 2003.
SVG Characteristics :
- defined as Scalable Vector Graphics
- used to define vector-based graphics
- defines the graphics in XML format
- does not lose quality if zoomed or resized
- is a W3C recommendation
- SVG integrates with other W3C standards such as the DOM and XSL
SVG Advantages :
- can be created and edited with any text editor
- can be searched, scripted, and compressed
- can be scaled
- can be printed in high quality at any resolution
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