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   Re: [xml-dev] Browser support of XML standards (WAS: RE:Slightly off, b

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> with binary behaviors, IE 5.5 and up you can use SVG inline on a
> webpage. Mr. Eisenberg can tell that story better than I for SVG
> however, as he wrote the book(SVG Essentials from O'Reilly) where I
> first learned you could use a binary behavior in that way. 

It's also possible to hide all the microsoft-specific objects and
processing instructions in a stylesheet so that the document itself is a
pure XHTML+SVG document.

See for example


which is just such a document and works in amaya and IE+Adobesvg. (and
possibly SVG enabled builds of mozilla, although I haven't tried that).

That's actually the last slide of a talk at the recent MathML
conference, the earlier ones are demonstrating the same technique with
MathML rather than SVG renderers.

The main problem with MS behaviours (which the stylesheet approach
corrects) is that bizarrely they are a mechanism for specifying the
rendering of XML vocabularies, but they do not work on the XML side of
IE, but on the HTML side. By using a stylesheet though you can send the
file with an XML mime type (so Mozilla/Netscape can do the right thing).


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