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Inline vs. Referenced SVG

Jeff Schiller: I’ve admired Sam Ruby’s desire to use inline SVG for his blog - I think his clip art adds visual appeal to his site. I wish I had Sam’s artistic sensibilities/patience (or that slipping into a scotch-induced trance would help). But artistic ability aside, I have been struggling with inline SVG as a concept since then. I thought I’d outline the advantages and disadvantages to inline SVG as I see them.


FYI: my personal “publish” interface has a select dropdown that lets me chose from my ever growing pallet of icons and incorporates then into the page in a way that allows resizing.

Resizing and syndication are two other advantages.  I’m particularly concerned about syndicating <object> tags from a perspective of safety.