The state of SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) in the modern web

I have always been a big fan of the SVG format (Scalable Vector Graphics, an XML based standard to represent graphics). I was already building a charting library using SVGs when the only way to display them in a browser was a browser plugin by Adobe. Around seven years ago I also authored an add-on that made it easy to use the SVG format in Vaadin apps. For those browsers that didn't yet support SVG, it fell back to a JavaScript library that rendered the SVG in alternative methods.