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New SVG spec irons out overlaps with HTML, CSS

Paul Krill | Aug. 18, 2016
The web graphics standard also gets improved text-wrapping and style properties

Schepers stressed that SVG, which dates back to the late 1990s, remains vital. "SVG is already essential to the functioning of many popular sites, such as The New York Times and many other news sites, which use SVG for interactive data visualizations," he said. "It's also increasingly important for responsive mobile sites. As browser performance and consistency improves, more sites are relying on SVG, and this is the focus of SVG 2." He added that in recent years, Canvas usage has decreased in favor of SVG, and with Flash increasingly deprecated, authors have turned to SVG along with CSS and HTML.

 

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