Microsoft is a true master when it comes to ignoring Web standards. Thanks to Google, that could now change in terms of the SVG vector graphics format.
While Microsoft is busily tinkering with its Flash replacement Silverlight, the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format has long been a free alternative whose Web distribution has so far lacked Microsoft's support. Whereas Firefox, Safari and Opera have long supported SVG graphics, there's been only one attempt by W3C to provide an SVG plugin for Internet Explorer.
The SVG Web code is still in an early development stage, but a download is available.
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