Linked by Christian F.K. Schaller on Tue 23rd Mar 2004 19:25 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Computer graphics have long been dominated by bitmapped images. However, the free software community has taken an innovative lead by adopting scalable graphic formats on its desktops. Inthis article I cover the history and rise of scalable graphics on the desktop from my angle - as a proponent of its use in the GNOME platform. This article mostly focuses on SVG's progress from a GNOME point of view, both because GNOME has progressed the furthest and because I am most knowledgable with GNOME's efforts. I will however mention major landmarks in other projects where appropriate.
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by zerblat on Wed 24th Mar 2004 01:23 UTC

SVG would be great for web graphics, not so good for complete web pages. You would lose a lot of the semantics and structure that (X)HTML offers. Writing a web page by hand in SVG would really suck -- kind of like coding PostScript by hand. SVG is for (vector) graphics, not for text documents.