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Graphics on the Web
1990-1994
No image element in standard HTML
1994-1998
Mosaic browser added an <img> element for bit-map graphics (JPG, GIF)
CAD industry added CGM (Computer Graphics Metafile) plugins (often incompatible)
Proprietary vector-based solutions appeared (SWF/Flash, VML)
1999
W3C started Working Group to define a vector-based standard for the web
SVG: Scalable Vector Graphics