SVGZ support - why isn't there any?

In a case of, why way does this now not work?  I'm wondering why now (for some years) none of the main web browser engines (which are the defacto SVG display engines) do not support SVGZ, the compressed SVG format?

Is this a case of not seeing there are indeed use cases they are ignoring, or a case of the developers not being cognizant of the state of SVG usage outside of web server delivered content?

There is a real need for supporting SVGZ from FILE: protocol, as a lot of SVG graphics are stored on file systems and accessed locally without any service or web server involvement.

Thomas Smailus, Ph.D., P.E., F.NSPE
Senior Advanced Information Technologist
Boeing Information Technology
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Received on Thursday, 19 October 2023 23:20:13 UTC