Opera 8 Beta 3 Released

Opera Software ASA today released a Beta 3 version of the next Opera browser for desktop, introducing native Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG 1.1 Tiny) to further advance Web sites and applications. Opera is the first browser to natively support SVG technology as part of its continuing effort to provide the fastest, most secure and state-of-the art browser on the market.

SVG is an XML-based language for Web graphics developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It enables Web developers to create the next generation of interactive and personalized Web applications in high-quality vector graphics instead of bitmaps, which are most often used on Web sites today. SVG can therefore be scaled to fit any screen - from small mobile devices to high-resolution printers. As opposed to proprietary vector-based Web technologies, SVG is an open, text-based standard, and can be reached and indexed by search engines. By combining SVG with existing Web standards like HTML, CSS, JavaScript and DOM, Opera is prepared to support the next generation of Web sites.

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