This article is incomplete. (February 2009)
The following tables compare
SVG compatibility and support for a number of layout engines. Please see the individual products' articles for further information. Unless otherwise specified in footnotes, comparisons are based on the stable versions without any add-ons, extensions or external programs.
Explanation of the tables
Rather than the names of web browsers, the names of the underlying engines are used. The browsers that use the various engines are listed below.
Chromium/ Chrome (28+), Opera (15+) and Yandex
(February 13, 2014 ) 2 [±]
ESR 24.3.0 (February 4, 2014 ) 3 [±] 28.0 Beta 9
(March 7, 2014 4 ) 5 [±] All
Mozilla software, including Firefox; SeaMonkey and Galeon; Camino; K-Meleon; Flock (up to 2.x); Debian IceWeasel; GNU IceCat (formerly GNU IceWeasel); Icedove, Iceape and Iceowl; Fennec. Also used by the Maple platform in 2010 and 2011 Samsung "SmartTV" devices which are based on the build used in Firefox 3.0. Nokia citation needed Asha platform is also using Gecko for web apps rendering.
Konqueror note 1
Opera; Opera Mobile, Nintendo DS & DSi Browser; Internet Channel
Tasman (IE 5.2.3 for Mac)
none (aborted in 2003)
Internet Explorer 5+ for Mac OS X
Trident 7.0 (IE 11)
7.0 (IE 11)
Internet Explorer and other Internet Explorer shells like Maxthon ( Microsoft Windows operating systems only), Windows Phone 8
Tizen (both OS and browser), Safari (both desktop and mobile), Google Chrome (before 28), Maxthon 3, Shiira, iCab 4, OmniWeb 5.5+, Web, Adobe AIR, Midori, Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 and CS5, Android browser, Palm webOS browser, Symbian S60 browser, OWB, Steam, Rekonq, Arora, Flock (version 3+), RockMelt, Dolphin Browser, Sleipnir, Konqueror , note 1 PhantomJS A headless browser for testing, rekonq. Used by the LG Smart TV platform to enable web content on TVs.
^ a b In Konqueror, the user can switch layout engine.
Adobe SVG Viewer, Batik, eSVG and Renesis are SVG-Plugins.
Values indicate the level of support in the most recent version of the layout engine, or (if a version number is given) in the specified version. Version numbers without any other value indicate the version at which the layout engine first fully supported the feature.
Indicates that the layout engine fully supports this property/element when valid values are used.
Indicates that the property/element is completely ignored.
Indicates that the property/element is understood, but that not all values are supported. Supported values are implemented correctly.
Indicates that the property/element is understood, but that it is not implemented correctly in all cases.
Indicates that the property/element is understood, but supported under an alternate name. May be incomplete or buggy.
Indicates that the property/element is no longer supported.
Nightly build Indicates that the property/element is supported to some extent in an experimental/nightly build. Future support is expected.
Indicates that the property/element is supported only on certain platforms, or if certain settings are configured.
SVG version support
This table shows support status of different ways of embedding SVG into HTML, for different layout engines.
SVG 1.1 support
Comparison of various
Scalable Vector Graphics element support.
The of parts of this article (those related to table) factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. (April 2012)
^ KHTML does not have any native image support. This is by design: in Konqueror, multimedia files are handled by KParts. The KDE project also developed an SVG plugin for Konqueror, known as KSVG. o 1
<embed> — Presto does not scale the image properly if its size is given in relative units.
<object> — KSVG does not scale the image properly if its size is given in relative units.
list-style-image — WebKit does render the image if its size is given in relative units.
^ Renesis 0.7 supports that feature, but because of the rewrite of the plugin Renesis 1.0 doesn't support this any longer. o 2
^ , Mozilla Bug 512501 - (svg11tests) We should pass all the W3C SVG 1.1 Full tests
^ , Mozilla Bug 276431 - external SVG not loaded from img tag
^ , Mozilla Bug 231179 - SVG images in CSS
^ , Mozilla Bug 366324 - SVG site icons (favicons, shortcut icons) support
^ , Mozilla Bug 272288 - Allow SVG source for <svg:image>
^ , Mozilla Bug 273171 - Text 'tref' not supported
^ , Mozilla Bug 456286 - should altGlyph elements fall back to behaving like tspan?
^ "Bug 571808 - Implement altglyph". Mozilla. 13 June 2010 . Retrieved 21 February 2014.
^ , Mozilla Bug 427713 - embedded color profiles in svg are ignored
^ , Mozilla Bug 177193 - Implement the 'cursor' element and the 'cursor' attribute
^ , Mozilla Bug 512525 - Implement the <view> element
^ a b , Mozilla Bug 482402 - (enablesmil) Enable "svg.smil.enabled" pref by default
^ a b , Mozilla Bug 436418 - SVG SMIL: Implement "animateMotion"
^ , Mozilla Bug 436296 - SVG SMIL: implement "animateColor"
^ , Mozilla Bug 119490 - Implement SVG fonts
^ a b , WebKit Bug 16167 - SVGs with width and height 100% fail to render when used as <img> or CSS image
^ , WebKit Bug 12095 - Image (and thus SVGImage and PDFDocumentImage) need size-negotiation
^ "The WebKit Open Source Project - SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)" (in English) . Retrieved 24 February 2014.
^ , WebKit Bug 12499 - External <use> xlink:href references do not work
^ , WebKit Bug 6037 - WebKit+SVG does not support <color-profile> element
^ , WebKit Bug 55361 - transform attribute for ClipPath not implemented
^ a b c d , WebKit Bug 32224 - Turn on (SVG) Filters support, by default.
^ , WebKit Bug 5861 - feConvolveMatrix filter is not implemented
^ , WebKit Bug 32197 - feDiffuseLighting filter is not implemented
^ , WebKit Bug 32199 - feSpecularLighting is not implemented
^ , WebKit Bug 5864 - feTurbulence is not implemented
^ , WebKit Bug 38407 - SVG hkern implementation incomplete
^ , WebKit Bug 38663 - SVGFont's VKern implementation missing