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Re: SVG for Firefox and Linux

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 22:04:07 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200703162204.l2GM47804307@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-svg@w3.org

> I'd like to ask you just two things. Why this works on IE without any

Firefox, I believe, supports SVG natively and as part of a compound
document.  It also obeys the HTTP RFCs with respect to Content-Type
headers, etc.

IE has no knowledge of SVG, so I would guess that you are really using
Adobe SVG viewer (which is no longer supported).  Adobe SVG viewer does
not support mixed namespace compound documents, so it probably doesn't
bother to check for the presence of appropriate namespaces.

There is a long standing mis-feature in IE, as a result of Microsoft
policy, that it does not support the RFC requirement that Content-Type
and Content-Encoding headers override all other sources of information,
but rather assumes that, for example, the person trying to provide a
copy of the HTML source most probably mis-configured their server and
meant it to be interpreted as HTML.

> modification and what should I have to change to make it work on Firefox?

Apart from making it comply with relevant standards, I suggest asking in
a content developer peer support forum.
Received on Saturday, 17 March 2007 08:53:26 UTC

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