[whatwg] Load SVG via IMG element

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Feb 10 17:15:19 PST 2009

On Thu, 4 Oct 2007, Vlad Alexander (xhtml.com) wrote:
> I noticed that Opera 9.5 can load an SVG image via the IMG element. I 
> think this is a wonderful thing. Is there any specification on how this 
> should work? For example, I noticed that Opera, for some reason, does 
> not scale SVG images to fit the box created by the IMG element's width 
> and height attributes. Here is a test page:
> http://xhtml.com/misc/svg-img.htm
> Can someone please point me to any specs on loading SVG via IMG element?

On Fri, 5 Oct 2007, Devi Web Development wrote:
> My understanding is that SVG should not be scaled to fit given 
> dimensions because scaling information is provided in the SVG itself. I 
> don't know about the full status of SVG in browsers, but I know that 
> Firefox supports some, and the Adobe plug-in is common. A full test 
> suite is available at http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/Test/ A 
> specification for embedding SVG in XHTML can be found at 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/XHTMLplusMathMLplusSVG/ and Mozilla provides some 
> documentation at 
> http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/SVG_In_HTML_Introduction

It's not clear to me what I should say in HTML5 about this. <img> should 
just do whatever the image format says it should do, right?

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