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Hour 1. Getting Started with SVG > Disadvantages of Using SVG

Disadvantages of Using SVG

So, with all these advantages, what could possibly be deterring SVG from becoming the de facto display language of the Web? Several issues have hampered SVG's adoption, but most are due to the fact that SVG was only recently adopted as a “recommendation” from the W3C. This classification gives the technology a seal of approval, legitimizing it in the development community.

The second largest drawback to the adoption of SVG surely lies in its lack of native viewing support. Currently, the only way regular Web users interact with SVG is through the aid of a plug-in. Ideally, SVG will be supported natively in consumer browsers, such as Netscape and Internet Explorer. As any Web developer knows, plug-in dependency is not a desirable solution: witness the long and arduous road developers faced when trying to develop Flash content for the masses.


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