I'm delightfully surprised at how much attention Mozilla is apparently giving SVG. First they've hired jwatt to work full-time on SVG. Now it looks like some students also have an interest in advancing the SVG implementation within Mozilla. Great!

I don't have the experience of a seasoned Mozilla hacker (only a couple patches years ago), but I do know that SMIL, SVG Fonts, SVG in CSS and SVG text-specific edge cases could use some work from a SVG 1.1 perspective. Hopefully they get in contact with jwatt, rlongson, roc, dholbert and birtles and get some ideas rolling...

§518 · January 20, 2009 · Firefox, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · Tags: , , · [Print]

4 Comments to “Put The Students To Work!”

  1. David says:

    At last !

    Mozilla has the worst SVG implementation among browsers.

  2. kwerboom says:


    As far as the worst SVG implementation goes, you’re forgetting IE. 🙂

  3. Alex says:

    I’d love to help out, but unfortunately I only know a small bit of C (nowhere near enough to do anything)

    Second best thing I can do is file bugs.

  4. David says:


    I said “browsers”


    but anyway IE users can install ASV which is a decent implementation. old yet far better than mozilla’s.