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March 16, 2005

SVG Plugin

Joanna Karczmarek points out to me that Mozilla/Firefox on Windows requires version 6 of the SVG plugin in order to view the figure in the previous post. Win/IE does fine with version 3.0.x of the plugin, as does Mozilla/Firefox on MacOSX and Linux.

If you don’t have the plugin installed, then you get a crufty old GIF image as a replacement. In addition to looking bad, it doesn’t rescale when you zoom (magnify or shrink) the text in your browser.

Posted by distler at March 16, 2005 7:45 AM

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Re: SVG Plugin

The new Opera supports it natively. Very cool.

Posted by: Anne on March 16, 2005 10:02 AM | Permalink | Reply to this


I wasn’t sure what subset of SVG is supported by the new Opera. If it coincides with the subset I’m using (whatever is spit out by Adobe Illustrator when I save a document in SVG format), then that is very cool, indeed.

Posted by: Jacques Distler on March 16, 2005 10:51 AM | Permalink | PGP Sig | Reply to this

Re: SVG Plugin

It also works fine with the new Opera 8.0B3 on Linux. :)

Posted by: Daniel Doro Ferrante on March 17, 2005 12:24 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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