[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 · Tags: , · [Print]

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  1. Great work as always, glad to see Safari 5 there too. πŸ™‚

  2. patrick dengler says:

    Hey Jeff,

    Thanks for the support! Would love to know which part of SVG DOM we are needing to improve. We definitely want to provide the interoperable set for the 20/23 modules we are shipping with, so I’d love to get your feedback.

    As for text selection this is a known and it is being fixed.

    On a side note, you probably noticed I raised a fuss in the working group about the quality of the W3C tests and the poor distribution of them across modules (i.e. highly focussed on Fonts and SMIL). We hope to have these improved by late fall (some contradict the spec or each other, don’t test what they say the will, or are incorrectly written).

    Lastly, looks like we have a bug in our feature strings. We support basic shapes πŸ˜‰

    Patrick Dengler

  3. WOFall says:

    Woot! Now it’s just a matter of waiting 10 years or so for people to upgrade…

  4. Jeff says:

    @patrick dengler: Unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to play with IE9 beyond just running those tests. But I noticed that this one seemed to fail wonderfully πŸ™‚

    Yes, I noticed your “fuss” πŸ˜‰ I have always published this silly chart of mine with the knowledge that some of the tests are incorrect, etc but justified it with a ‘this is the official test suite’ mantra.

    Erik D recently asked me if I could start using the 1.1se test suite any time soon. Sadly that’s a lot more tests to run, but I might just get around to doing that once the test suite is officially released (i.e. no more ‘draft’ tests).

  5. Bryn_IETeam says:

    Thanks Jeff for this great review on Internet Explorer 9! We appreciate all the feedback we have been receiving!

    You should share your thoughts and knowledge with the community over on Facebook:

    Thank you again!

    IE Outreach Team