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That’s not really SVG that’s being bad there - it’s that browsers haven’t optimized for it.

They will if more people use it.

SVG in Chrome can be particularly painful due to their mediocre support of some things (sometimes outright contradicting the spec).

That’s a vendor issue tho, nothing intrinsic to the format.

Ironically we found that IE had the best SVG performance for quite a while (by now the others have mostly caught up). And then they broke a lot of things behaviour-wise in Edge again for quite some time. Performance was still great, but if your image doesn't look like it should it doesn't help.

True, though I’ve often found you have to be doing some rather obscure or strange things to screw up basic display

Or advanced CSS.

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