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Re: Should svg work in less strict html5 documents with an html mime-type?

From: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 17:38:06 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=0LyY5wJv+tt7QLUXN0BHWE5hJAB7_JDftoVdf@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kevin Ar18 <kevinar18@hotmail.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
I redact my statements about Chrome 6.  Just tried it and it failed to work
(I thought I had read some buzz about it).

IE9 and Firefox 4 are confirmed to work.

IE9 was the first browser to ship a build that supported SVG-in-HTML5
syntax  (in April) followed thereafter by a Firefox 4 alpha.  As I stated, I
believe WebKit nightlies might have this feature turned on, but I haven't
yet confirmed.

No word from Opera yet :(


On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 5:29 PM, Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com> wrote:

> Patience Kevin! :)
> You're making an assumption that all browsers currently support this.  At
> the moment the following do (to my knowledge):
> - Firefox 4+
> - Chrome 6+
> - IE9+
> Presumably Safari and Opera will soon follow suit.
> Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
> Jeff
> On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Kevin Ar18 <kevinar18@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>  I've noticed that when inserting svg into an html 5 document !DOCTYPE
>> HTML  that svg will not work.
>> Instead, I have to name the file  file.xhtml and use an xml document with
>> an explicit xhtml namespace (for the html portions) and an explicit svg
>> namespace (for the svg portions).
>> The following does not work:
>> file.html
>> <html>
>> <body>
>> <svg>
>> <rect>
>> Now, I know that HTML does not follow strict xml rules, whereas SVG does.
>> However, the html5 specs say that svg is supposed to be a valid element even
>> in html documents.  It seems a little bit of a shame to have to turn all
>> html documents into the more strict xml/xhtml conforming version just to use
>> SVG.
>> It's probably just something that I don't understand... but I wanted to
>> check anyways.
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