SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics with support for interactivity and animation.
SVG images and their behaviors are defined in XML text files. This means that they can be searched, indexed, scripted, styled and compressed. As XML files, SVG images can be created and edited with any text editor, as well as with drawing software like Janvas.
SVG allows for three types of graphic objects: vector graphic shapes (e.g., paths consisting of straight lines and curves), images and text. Graphical objects can be grouped, styled, transformed and composited. The feature set includes nested transformations, clipping paths, alpha masks, filter effects and template objects.
SVG is rather easy to generate from within a Servlet, JSP, ASP.NET, PHP or other web application technology. This makes SVG ideal to create dynamic content to edit with Janvas.
SVG in the Browser
All major modern web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, and Microsoft Edge have SVG rendering support.