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SVG

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by unknowndomain, 14 May 2006.

  1. unknowndomain

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,613

    Location: Herne Hill, London

    Just a quick question...

    How wide spread is SVG compatability in web browsers and can it be used reliably for logo's etc...
     
  2. robmiller

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 16,522

    Location: London

    I know it's supported in Firefox and Opera, and I know it's not supported it in IE, but I'm not sure about things like Safari/Konqueror.

    In short, no it's not okay to use for a general audience, but if it's just a personal site with an audience consisting mostly of tech-minded people then go for it.
     
  3. unknowndomain

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,613

    Location: Herne Hill, London

    fair enough lol one day IE will catchup with svg and png implimentation but for now its just another tool in the web developers toolkit which microsoft has yet to support

    cheers rob!
     
  4. robmiller

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 16,522

    Location: London

    NP :)

    To be fair, alpha transparency in PNGs is supported in IE with a tiny bit of Javascript, so there's no excuse not to use it :)
     
  5. happytechie

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,601

    Location: Surrey

    SVG support can be enabled in IE by downloading the adobe SVG plugin. Firefox's SVG support is almost 100% now in 1.5 and 2.0 will have much better support. IE 7 has native SVG as does opera iirc. UNfortunately the precise versions of SVG supported by the browsers are a little bit different.

    We are using SVG here in a AJAX powered dynamic node edge graph tool and all we need to do is to detect the browser and ajust the SVG appropriately.

    HT