The only reason for svg is to give the web pages a better look with the use of gradients etc. I know IE filters handle gradients quite well without SVG but I am also trying to make it compatible with FireFox.
Unfortunately I have recently read that FireFox 1.0.6 (my current version) is not yet fully compatible with SVG and that Adobe SVGViewer 3.0 does not work with it. Although there is some joy with SVGViewer 6.0 (Beta).
I will probably wait 'til both FireFox and IE are 'firing on all cylinders' with SVG before attemping it again.
...sorry about that.i'm on my ipaq and the space bar on the keyboard is just above the 'home' button in mobile IE. as Iwas saying, IE 6.0 zoomed from page to page filled with SVG images for 25 minutes before crashing. IE 5.5, with all its undiscovered treasures, endured more than 45 minutes before it,too, finally crashed. but, gradients in css will work for firefox and opera to a lesser degree. use the gradient filter for IE and voila! cross-browser gradients that produce itsy-bitsy file sizes, unlike the current model of SVG. I think SVG is still a year or two out there. there are too few tools that display it, and coding it from scratch is too labor intensive, which obliterates any value for its use.
i believe SVG will eventually rule the web and pixels will go away because broadband will be so blazing fast,pixels will take up too much space and will clog the internet. acrobat for documents and Flash for imaging will rule. acrobat is vector based driven by postscript and flash is java driven vector. kr