New SVG Web Release: Dracolisk

I'm proud to announce a new release of SVG Web. Our tradition is to go geek-tastic and name them after classic D&D monsters. This release is named Dracolisk, a crossbreed of a basilisk and a black dragon.

The Dracolisk is a truly fearsome creature, able to turn an enemy into stone with merely the gaze of the basilisk coupled with the acidic breath of a black dragon. Someone get that monster a breath mint.

The fixes and additions in this release:
  • Issue 378: Undefined variable in svg.js source code
  • Issue 435: Regression: test_js1.html and test_js2.html fail
  • Issue 421: Reuse XML ActiveX object on Internet Explorer
  • Issue 431: unsuspendRedrawAll not wired to several methods
  • Issue 428: setAttribute gives error for undefined or null attribute value (Flash renderer)
  • Issue 264: Text with fractional font-size not displayed
  • Issue 405: Support x,y lists on tspan for positioning native font glyphs
  • Issue 440: Text with large font-size displays smaller
  • Issue 447: Text placement changes with different viewboxes
  • Issue 296: appendChild of existing child should move it to the end
  • Issue 462: clipPath outside of def tag renders and blacks out the image
  • Issue 415: Dynamic change of HREF on <use> to different local definition does not work (setAttributeNS())
  • Issue 456: xlink:href attribute on images does not properly change with the Flash renderer
  • Issue 460: Event type is not passed through when mouse events are raised.
  • Issue 465: Stretched images have no smoothing
  • Issue 375: Problem with using svgweb and jquery together
  • Issue 402: Make sure SVG Web and Mootools work together
  • Issue 403: Make sure SVG Web and Prototype.js work together
  • Issue 404: Make sure SVG Web and Ext.js work together
  • Issue 438: Support SVG 'RenderingProperties' CSS Values for Performance Vs. Quality Tradeoffs
  • Issue 437: Slow rendering with mitered corners
  • Issue 452: Parsing complicated long path statements extremely slow
  • Issue 251: data-path configuration via meta tag
Many thanks from the core SVG Web team (Rick Masters, Brad Neuberg, and James Hight) to the many many contributors to this release:
  • Le Roux Bernard
  • Li Yang
  • Jonathan Pasquier
  • Michael Neutze
  • Ken Stacey from
  • Karl from
  • k5tm from
  • bjtxmql
  • David Stern
  • drjlove
  • Thomas Kelder
  • Gregorio Palama
  • rdworth
  • Evan Adams
  • antihadron
  • alain.couthures
  • Eugene Lazutkin
  • Jeff Schiller
  • Duffy.Ty
  • rxt360
  • don.barthel
Download the release now and get started! Please note that there are some breaking changes in this release that will affect code that uses older versions of SVG Web; more details here.

About SVG Web and SVG:

SVG Web is a JavaScript library which provides SVG support on many browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari. Using the library plus native SVG support you can instantly target close to 100% of the existing installed web base. SVG itself stands for Scalable Vector Graphics, an open standard that is part of the HTML 5 family of technologies for interactive, search-engine friendly web vector graphics.