SVG Structure and Elements
A previous discussion has shown how to use SVG together with other XML technologies to deliver an interactive graphical visualization and has illustrated these concepts with the loan example. Although this discussion has already touched on the key SVG elements and has shown the SVG structure implicitly, it is useful now to explicitly review the overall structure and elements of the SVG language.
Figure 12.12 shows the high-level structure of an SVG document with the key elements that are valid in such a document.
Table 12.1 lists the key elements of an SVG document, each with a brief description. For more detailed coverage, see the SVG specification available from the W3C (www.w3. org). For some elements references are made to the SMIL specification that may befound at W3C (www.w3.org) .