Is SVG actually used?

I just edited and published an article on TechRepublic (let me know if you see a typo) and it lead to a question. Over the years at TechRepublic and Builder before that, I have published articles dealing with Scalable Vector Graphics. The standard always seemed pretty darn cool to me, but I don't think I have seen many instances where it has been used in a practical manner.

Today's article is an exception. Ed Woychowsky finds a use for SVG that I had not thought of and I think you might find it interesting.

But as for the question that has been raised: Is SVG an interesting technology looking for an application or are there uses for SVG that I am unaware of? Please clue me in.

P.S. With regard to a previous blog post, I ordered a DVI to HDMI cable online over the weekend that cost a mere $8.64. That is over $100 less than the cable Best Buy tried to sell me.

By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.