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PlotKit SVG

PlotKit SVG includes the SVGRenderer which allows chart plotting on SVG capable browsers such as Firefox 1.5 and Opera 9.0. It should support Adobe SVG plugin, but is current untested.

Important Implementation Requirements

In order to use the SVG Renderer, the file and webserver must support inline SVG files. This means the following conditions must exist:

The HTML file must be XHTML compliant.

So it should start off with this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en"
  <object id="AdobeSVG" classid="clsid:78156a80-c6a1-4bbf-8e6a-3cd390eeb4e2" width="1" height="1"></object>
  <?import namespace="svg" implementation="#AdobeSVG"?>

Correct XHTML Mime-Type

Firefox and MSIE are fussy about the mimetype to do in-line SVG. Firefox requires that either the URL ends in .html or that the file is returned as mime type application/xhtml+xml in the HTTP headers.

However, MSIE does not recognise application/xhtml+xml and will work fine with regular text/html mimetype for XHTML.

Non XHTML Compliant javascript includes

You cannot use the autoloading MochiKit.js, but instead include all the JS files individually or use the packed MochiKit. This is because MochiKit's way of autoloading is not XHTML compliant.

An example of this is in the tests.

PlotKit SVG Options

There are no additional options for the SVG Renderer apart from the default Renderer options.