Microsoft Promises To Continue Improving SVG Support in IE 9

Earlier this week, Microsoft introduced Internet Explorer 9 developer preview, which showcases the improved rendering capabilities Internet Explorer. One of the biggest improvements in IE 9 is native SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) support.

It’s simply shocking that it took Microsoft so long to realize SVG’s potential. SVG support has been present in other browsers like Firefox and Opera for half a decade and all major browsers other than Internet Explorer have some level of support for SVG.


Earlier this year, Patrick Dengler- a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, joined the SVG Working Group. Microsoft will be working with the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) to ensure that their implementation is interoperable and will assist in ironing out ambiguities present in the SVG 1.1 specification.


It is good that the sleeping giant is finally waking up. However, as illustrated by the CodeDread chart, Microsoft has a lot of hard work ahead of itself, if it dreams of ever catching up with the likes of Opera and Chrome.

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Pallab De

Pallab De is a blogger from India who has a soft spot for anything techie. He loves trying out new software and spends most of his day breaking and fixing his PC. Pallab loves participating in the social web; he has been active in technology forums since he was a teenager and is an active user of both twitter (@indyan) and facebook .

  • Frank

    Your article contains a mislabelled link.

    It should be CodeDread not CodeRead

    • Pallab

      Fixed. Thanks for letting us know.