The following is a list of limitations that are actually caused by limitations of the Flash format:
- Line cap
- in Flash the line cap is not configurable, the one and only choice is "round cap". In SVG the line cap is configurable, and the default is "butt cap".
- Gradient spread
- in SVG you can configure the gradient spread method (pad/reflect/repeat). Flash only offers the pad method, hence all gradients are padded. I have tried emulating repeat/reflect gradients by creating a gradient that repeats the stop colors a number of times, but I quickly ran into the limitation of Flash that you can only have 8 stop colors per gradient.
- Gradient stops
- Flash only offers 8 gradient stop colors, SVG allows any number.
The following examples are actual test results: