SVG als Alternative zu CSS3 Gradients

SVG habe ich noch nie eingesetzt, aber nach diesem Posting von Alex Walker werde ich mir das wohl noch mal ansehen…

While the idea of programmable gradients is great, using them is seriously messy. Even in perfect-​​browser-​​utopia, gradients are consciously limited to rudimentary linear or radial application. You certainly can’t combine them, or make them contour a shape or anything useful like that.
More importantly, support is complicated in most browsers and non-​​existent in some.