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Re: SVG and the promise of smaller size

From: Fredrik Lundh <fredrik@pythonware.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 21:21:46 +0200
Message-ID: <007c01bf1742$86699510$f29b12c2@secret.pythonware.com>
To: "Apu Nahasapeemapetilon" <petilon@yahoo.com>, <www-svg@w3.org>
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon wrote:
> One of the benefits of SVG being touted is smaller
> file size when compared to bitmapped formats. But 
> in general, SVG files are not necessarily smaller.
> There are many examples on this site:
>   http://indy.cs.concordia.ca/svg/examples/index.html
> The examples are available in GIF as well as SVG
> formats. In most cases the GIF files are smaller!

you're comparing LZW-compressed GIF files
with uncompressed SVG files.  if you use ZIP
compression on typical SVG files, you end up
with something nearly as compact as Flash...

...and the only vector format that I know is
smaller than that is zipped Flash files.

(SVZ, anyone?)

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