Open SVG File

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SVG Format as an open XML standard

Open and compatible standard

Similar to the Flash format, which was also vector and owned by Macromedia, that is, Adobe, the SVG format is an open, standard and XML-based format.

Although the first versions could not be seen in different browsers, today it is already a standard that works without problems in all browsers, which means high compatibility.

SVG became a W3C recommendation in September 2001 and is now widely supported.


The World Wide Web Consortium is the international standards organization for the World Wide Web.

What is XML?

XML is the acronym for Extensible Markup Language, that is, it is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents, in this case, an SVG image.

Through a set of codes applicable to the analysis of data related to the conformation of an image created by computers or people, the functionality of the XML code is established.

In other words, XML language provides a platform to define elements to create a format and generate a custom language.

XML design focuses on simplicity, generality, and ease of use, and is therefore used to lay the creation for an SVG image.

XML-based Open Standard

Being an XML based format we need some code control to make an SVG file work properly, this means that they can be searched, indexed, encoded and compressed.

Through the XML code we can format the image, so that it behaves the way we need, within a web browser.

Something very important to consider is that SVG files are pure XML code.

Software to edit an SVG file

As XML files, SVG images can be created and edited with any text editor or commonly code editor, as well as drawing software, therefore the use of:

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If you are not able to open file with certain file extension make sure to check if extension for the file is correct. It is possible that information in the file doesn't match file extension.