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Flash has the "advantage" that it's used almost exclusively for advertisments. Mostly pretentious people (artists, photographers etc) have websites made of flash. So, by turning off Flash, you block the bulk of annoying ads. And you lose little by disabling Flash.

Would the same be true for SVG ? Would it be used mostly for ads, too ? Or even, can you selectively block only the SVG used for advertisments ?




Unfortunately, that seems to be one of the bigger hazards for SVG.

It really is an amazing graphical tool. David Dailey has been posting some amazing stuff on Ello: https://ello.co/ddailey

(Which also uses SVG for most of its icons and buttons.)

But ... the potential for advertising/marketing abuse (or just sheer bad design / misuse) is so high. Unless there's a way to quash it....

Sigh. This is why we can't have nice things.




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