Firefox 1.1 Plans Native SVG Support (Updated)

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Date: Sunday, May 1st, 2005, 22:32
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Firefox 1.1 Features SVGSlashdot is reporting that nightly builds of Firefox 1.1 have SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) support built-in, stepping up the browser arms race between Safari another notch. Read More…


Firefox 1.1 Features SVGSlashdot is reporting that nightly builds of Firefox 1.1 (a.k.a. “Cairo”) have SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) support built-in, stepping up the browser arms race between Safari another notch.

Spy Hunter writes “The Scalable Vector Graphics format has yet to take off on the web, perhaps due to a small installed base of SVG-enabled browsers. That could soon change as the latest Firefox 1.1 nightly builds have started coming with native SVG support compiled in and enabled by default. If this feature makes into the Firefox 1.1 release (which is not certain, but likely, as the developers want it to happen) it will increase the number of web users who have an SVG renderer installed.

Download Firefox 1.1 and test it with some nice SVG samples or run it through the W3C SVG test suite.
Update: For more on Cairo take a look at the Thursday 28 April note at MozillaZine. The link in that article takes you to the “Cairo” builds which are at a pretty early stage and many FF extensions are incompatible with it. (Thanks Richard)

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