There have been problems in the past with people replacing png with svg where the actual content was said to be the same but wasn't. The consequence is that the automatic replacement of any content is something that will not be trusted by many. It is a matter of trust... lack of trust based on past performance.

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2007/2/20, peter green <plugwash@p10link.net>:
>> personally i think such svg gnomes should be blocked on sight but thats a
>> descision for individual projects to make.

>So come and ban me for changing bitmap COAs to SVG versions, and I will
>delete them without changing to SVG on your project:P

>You have axe so nobody can forbid you to cut  off your head!


Posts on this subject are really confusing. what's the problem with
linking to svg's?



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