[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: ,


I would love to tell you that I was able to install and test IE9 Platform 3 tonight. There seems to be a lot of good things in there (SVG improvements, canvas, audio, video) but the main problem is that it's built on the fragile Windows stack. That's not to say that other OS stacks aren't fragile, but this is just tonight's frustration. Read the rest of this entry ...

§904 · June 24, 2010 · Entertainment, Life, Microsoft, Technology, Windows · 3 comments · Tags: ,

[clipart]This is just to let everyone know that I've changed affiliations. I'm no longer working at Motorola, but at Google. From this blog's perspective, nothing changes really - as always my opinions here are my own and not those of my employer.

§901 · June 22, 2010 · Life · Comments Off on Change of Affiliation ·

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: