SVG (from English Scalable Vector Graphics - scalable vector graphics) is a scalable vector graphics markup language created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and included in a subset of the extensible markup language XML, designed to describe two-dimensional vector and mixed vector / raster graphics in XML format . It supports both fixed and animated interactive graphics - or, in other terms, declarative and script. Does not support the description of three-dimensional objects (not to be confused with imitation of three-dimensionality by chiaroscuro). This is an open standard that is a recommendation of the W3C Consortium, an organization that has developed standards such as HTML and XHTML. The basis of SVG lay down markup languages VML and PGML. Developed since 1999. In 2001, version 1.0 was released, in 2011 - version 1.1, which remains relevant until today. Version 2 is currently under active development.