I want to believe. SVG as an image format.I’ve updated my marketshare spreadsheet for Aug 2010 charting the percentage of web users who can view SVG and Canvas: 41.08%

Still looking for more stats sites – it seems that W3Counter is also not reliable (their public web stats for August were still not generated as of Sep 12th).

§921 · September 12, 2010 · Software, SVG, Technology, Web · Comments Off on SVG/Canvas Marketshare: Aug 2010 · Tags: , ,


I want to believe. SVG as an image format.Those wacky Mozilla guys just fixed a bug I’ve been waiting years for: They now support SVG in <img> tags (and in most image contexts, for example background-image). This will be available in Firefox 4 Beta 6 and beyond (or download a nightly). Read the rest of this entry …

§926 · September 10, 2010 · Software, SVG, Technology, Web · 10 comments · Tags: , ,


The SVG LogoSVGI’ve updated my marketshare spreadsheet for July 2010 charting the percentage of web users who can view SVG and Canvas: 41.82%

Note that this number is lower than last month’s because I could not include hitslink.com stats (they’ve put their stats behind a pay-wall now). If anyone knows of a better source of stats, let me know.

P.S. This figure does not take into account any user that has a SVG plugin installed or authors who have used the excellent SVG Web or excanvas shims, so this is really a worst-case number.

§917 · August 16, 2010 · Software, SVG, Technology, Web · Comments Off on SVG/Canvas Marketshare: July 2010 · Tags:


[clipart]Ok, after getting IE9 preview 3 installed last night, I was able to update my SVG scorechart. I’m pleased to say that I would now unequivocally classify IE9 as a browser that supports SVG. Supporting gradients, patterns, masking, clipping and more actually gained them quite a few points.

I’m also pleased to see that they support conditional processing (the <switch> element) so you can see at a rough glance what feature strings they claim to support by accessing this page I made years ago. Not a bad feature set for first time out! Kudos to the IE team!

And they support <canvas> too!

In my brief look at IE9 while running through the SVG tests, I would say their biggest areas to improve on before final release are text (especially text selection) and DOM. Though Alexis assures me that they do pass quite a number of SVG torture tests.

Hey, now that we have all major browsers supporting basic SVG rendering, it’s really time to ramp up the effort on SVG Torture Tests to ensure DOM coverage and corner cases. We are looking for someone to lead this activity in the SVG Interest Group.

Oh, and I would love to have SVG-edit working in IE9.

§908 · June 24, 2010 · Microsoft, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · Comments Off on IE9: No longer failing · Tags: ,


The SVG LogoSVGI’ve updated my marketshare spreadsheet for May 2010 charting the percentage of web users who can view SVG: 40.55%

P.S. This figure does not take into account any user that has a SVG plugin installed or authors who have used the excellent SVG Web shim, so this is really a worst-case number.

§899 · June 7, 2010 · Software, SVG, Technology, Web · 2 comments · Tags: