Full support for properly displaying SVG content may still be a ways off, but this has not prevented other software vendors and Web developers (yourself included) from pushing for SVG support in their products. There are, nonetheless, a variety of viewers available for developers and the public-at-large. Whether they're using an XML browser, a plug-in addition to existing browsers, a handheld computer's viewer, or even next-generation devices, those interested in engaging new content are able to easily view SVG files today. Understanding how to set up your server and code your files to ensure they display properly takes a small amount of time up front but ensures your audience has the easiest possible means to view your content.
In the next chapter, you will begin to create an SVG document to learn about document layout, coordinate systems, size, and position. Such basic information will provide a framework as you build all future SVG documents.