I'm loving svg. Unfortunately svg images can't be read by IE or posted to this forum so I need something to change svg into a raster image. Because of what I want to do, I'd prefer an application that will automatically handle linked svg files.

My searches have turned up Apache Batik. Does anyone have experience with this program and know whether it handles linked svg files?

Failing Batik, does anyone know of another product that can import linked svg files (Inkscape and GIMP don't, by the way) and export a raster image?

As last recourse I can write a php program to bring the files together so Inkscape or GIMP can read them, but that seems file bloat to no real purpose, so I'd prefer to avoid it.