Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a file format for scalable vector graphics handled by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The SVG format is an XML-based, web-ready file format for 2D vector graphics and dynamic animations that supports the inclusion of SVG files in HTML documents. In addition to pure vector-based graphics, the SVG format also accommodates objects with pixel graphics and text.
A plug-in for the web browser is required to display SVG graphics; these are available for Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer, among others. There are two SVG variants for mobile devices: SVG-T (SVG-Tiny) and SVG-B (SVG-Basic). These formats are designed for portable small devices. The Tiny version is for cell phones and smartphones, while the Basic version is for handhelds and PDAs.
The extension of SVG files are *.svg and *.svgz.