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Last I tried to use an SVG workflow during a stint working for Wikipedia's Map Workshop three years ago, Inkscape broke in subtle ways every other map it had to open, and Illustrator had near-zero chance of successfully rendering an SVG map created somewhere else even moderately close to the desired appearance, and only 75% chance of correctly rendering an SVG map exported from itself five seconds earlier. They both have some ugly filesize bloat in the way they handle styles.

On top of this was Wikipedia's use of an SVG->PNG renderer that is openly acknowledged to render worse than its competitors (which were not great), for better performance.

Until there's a reference implementation of SVG... a real spec with an exhaustive ACID-style test on every single feature... I won't revisit trying to work in it.

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