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SVG File Format

W3c vector graphics image file format

SVG is a file extension for a vector graphics image file format created by the W3C to describe such images by mathematical equations. SVG uses XML (Extensible Markup Language). Some existing variants of SVG in use are SVG 1.0, SVG 1.1 and SVG Tiny 1.2), SVG Tiny (SVGT) and SVG Basic (SVGB). Most of these subsets are for use on more limited (usually mobile) devices.

MIME type: image/svg-xml, image/svg+xml, image/vnd.adobe.svg+xml 

 

Learn more about SIT files:

See the WC3’s SVG working draft.

Visit Adobe's Scalable Vector Graphics information page.

Search for answers to SVG-related questions at IT Knowledge Exchange.

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it is nice explaination. You can open SVG files by using any of these free software from URL below:
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the proliferation of malware using SVG files as a vector into/out of a system, ransom ware in this instance.
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Thanks a lot for this info! I just learned some basics about .svg format and I was interested to read more, and I see I came to the right place. Thanks for this answer :)
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