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Scalar vector graphics (SVG)

This site uses Scalar vector graphics (SVG) to display some graphs and plans. Some older browsers do not support SVG and some of the newer versions will not print to scale. If you are having problems viewing or printing the graphics the simplest method is to install the latest version of either Opera or Firefox browsers which both have native SVG support.
SVG has been a standard for some time now but has not been widely used. I've tried this site with some versions of some browsers but browsers are constantly being upgraded. No browser will currently print a large SVG image full size across multiple pages.

Browser

Version

Display

Print

Opera 10.10 Displays embedded SVG as a scaled image. Stand alone pages are displayed in a scrolling window Prints documents true to scale. Will only print one page containing the visible part of the image. Print preview options
Firefox 3.5.7 Displays embedded SVG as a scaled image. Stand alone pages are displayed in a scrolling window Prints documents true to scale. Will only print one page containing the visible part of the image. Print preview options
Google chrome 7.0 Displays embedded SVG as a scrolling iframe window. Stand alone pages are displayed in a scrolling window Scales the drawing to fit the page so accurate print outs are not possible. No print preview options
Safari (Windows) 5.0.3 Displays embedded SVG as a scrolling iframe window. Stand alone pages are displayed in a scrolling window Scales the drawing to fit the page so accurate print outs are not possible.
Internet explorer 8.0 Internet explorer does not support SVG. This site uses the Google SVGweb javascript library to display SVG images. This requires version 9 or later of the flash player. If you already have an SVG plugin installed then there could be display problems. Check the tools->Manage Add-ons menu to view the plugins installed and the versions. Some page containing a number of SVG images may be slow to render The SVGweb library does not currently support dimensions (mm, cm, etc). The IE versions of the SVG files have the size dimensions adjusted so they print to scale. This worked in tests but the size should be checked on every print out before use.
Internet explorer 9.0 Internet explorer 9 introduces support for SVG. Initial tests indicate that the SVG documents are printed to scale.
Most of the drawings have a scale in each direction or a grid. The size of these should be checked with a ruler before a print out is used. The print settings will generally need to be set to 100% and any "fit to page" options disabled.
The Wikipedia SVG page discusses browser support and some of the options.
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