svg as a spescial case for image

Aslak Raanes aslakr at
Mon May 28 11:18:22 EDT 2007

SVG starts to become more useful in browsers like Firefox, OmniWeb,
Opera and soon Safari. There is a couple problem. Since no browser
support svg embedded with img one need to fall back to html from:

<object data="/path/to/img.svg" type="image/svg+xml"
width="512" height="384">Alt text</object>

Second, one need to write the width and height for most cases of svg to
make them scale correctly. (This, I think can be considered to be a bug
in some of the current browser implementations)

Making object as a specielt case for svg-images would be nice, but one
probably need some way to set the size of the image to make it practical.

I didn't find if this has been discussed in the archive before, but how
about adding size in the syntax. I.e. in addition to:

![Alt text](/path/to/img.svg)

![Alt text](/path/to/img.svg "Optional title")

One could write:

![Alt text](/path/to/img.svg "Optional title" 512x384)


[id]: /path/to/img.svg "Optional title attribute" 512x384

Aslak Raanes
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