SVG and Browsers
SVG doesn't currently have native browser support in any of the most popular browsers (such as Netscape, IE, or Opera), so SVG viewing is limited to plug-ins for the time being. However, both Netscape and IE are promising future browser support for SVG, and with browser support, the plug-in will eventually be phased out.
There are a couple of open-source browsers that offer some support for SVG. The SVG-enabled Mozilla has support for a lot of the SVG specification (but not all of it). For information, check out www.mozilla.org/projects/svg/. The X-Smiles project (www.x-smiles.org/) is a Java-based effort to include native support for SVG in a browser and W3C's own Amaya, which is a browser/editor, and offers some support for SVG, although its support is by no means complete.