I'm new to SVG so I first read both [part 1 and [URL="http://www.alistapart.com/articles/using-svg-for-flexible-scalable-and-fun-backgrounds-part-ii/"]part 2](http://www.alistapart.com/articles/using-svg-for-flexible-scalable-and-fun-backgrounds-part-i) of the A List Apart articles about SVG.
As you might know, there are many ways to use and embed SVG, but the best option for me seemed to be SVG Web, because it works on all browsers and allows scripting.
In my HTML file I've put the SVG within a <script> tag as they recommend.
It works fine in all intelligent browsers but not in IE6-7-8
No but as the A list apart article explains, it's possible to support IE by using a library such as SVGWeb, Ample SDK, and Raphael.
To the best of my knowledge Internet Explorer doesn't recongise SVG format files at all.