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Introduction

Scalable Vector Graphics, known as SVG, is the World Wide Web Consortium standard for graphical interactivity on the web and mobile platforms. SVG is a mature standard, first released more than a decade ago and has been under improvement by the W3C ever since. SVG is now available natively in all modern web browsers, as well as more than one billion mobile devices. SVG provides ways to create interactive graphics that can be rescaled without loss of clarity. Like HTML and HTML5, SVG coexists happily with technologies that are already familiar to web programmers, such as CSS, JavaScript, the Document Object Model, AJAX and, indeed, with HTML itself.

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