able to see your SVG (the license screen is only shown the first time you view an SVG document). NOTE If you include an <embed> tag pointing to an SVG document from HTML, youll similarly be able to start the viewer. More details about embed tagging are covered in Chapter 2, Getting Started: An SVG Tutorial, and Chapter 10, SVG Components. Adobe SVG Viewer 3.0 enables you to view SVG 1.0 documents. Check back on the site for updates that will support SVG 1.1 and SVG 2.0. Summary Context is everything. This chapter looked at how and why SVG was created and some of the design principles underlying it. Understanding these principles is paramount to using SVG for anything more complex than the creation of static graphics. But even with static graphics it can turn an autogenerated monstrosity into a rich library of reusable objects. Additionally, the open-source nature of SVG means that there will be many different implementations of the specifi- cation for any number of different target applicationsfrom printing to full multimedia extravaganzas and from interface design to page descriptions. SVG can be a little daunting. The next chapter provides a step-by-step walk- through of several SVG documents and applications to show what goes into them. Theres not a lot of how or why available yet (thats why I wrote the book in the first place), but in trying the exercises youll get a little better feel for the lan- guages flow. Its still early in the game, so sit back, pull up a chair, and immerse yourself in SVG. 19 Why SVG?