Monday, 29 August 2005

SVG Interoperation

We're going to be shipping SVG support in Firefox 1.5. Opera is already shipping some SVG support in Opera 8. It would be very helpful to know how well these two SVG implementations interoperate. We already know they cover slightly different subsets of SVG 1.1 but for the set of SVG features they both claim to implement, it would be very useful to see if there are many bugs that occur in one browser but not in the other --- it would give us, at least, a chance to fix some of those bugs on our side so authors targeting multiple browsers get better results.

Any volunteers? There are a number of SVG tests out there on the Web. This work should be relatively easy to do. Even just doing a few tests would be helpful. The more that gets tested, the better.


8 comments:

  1. The CVS HEAD of the Safari WebKit also has some preliminary SVG support. It might be a good idea to include that in comparisons as well :)

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  2. roc,
    This is really just to make sure you beat Opera's implementation, isn't it? hehe.
    Here are Opera 8 test results: http://blog.codedread.com/archives/2005/06/21/opera-8-svg-tiny-test-results/
    Here are Deer Park (Alpha 2) test results:
    http://rr.latenightpc.com/wp/archives/2005/07/21/catching-up-full-test-results-from-deer-park-alpha-1/
    http://rr.latenightpc.com/wp/archives/2005/06/21/deer-park-alpha-test-suite-results/
    Here are the top 10 things I'd like fixed with Opera: http://blog.codedread.com/archives/2005/07/07/top-10-things-to-fix-for-operas-svg-tiny-implementation/
    Hope it helps,
    Jeff

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  3. Have you seen this test page:
    http://www.linuxrising.org/svg_test/

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  4. The first SVG demo on http://www.opera.com/features/svg/index.dml doesn't work in Mo, but does in Opera...

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  5. Just one small datapoint: I've recently designed a company logo in inkscape. The firefox nightly displayed it perfectly well.

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  6. Apologies if this is a repeat. Got message saying that my post failed. Anyway, I was upset to find the following email in my box today from our government IT dept. Can you shed any light on the 'Firefox vulnerabilities' it refers to?
    Thanks,
    Liss
    MESSAGE:
    ________________________________________
    From: Bobo, Gary R
    Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:19 PM
    To: AMR-SS GOV; AMR-SS CONTR
    Subject: FW: Foxfire Browser
    Importance: High
    If you are using the Mozilla Foxfire Browser, it MUST be remove from your system.
    See message below.
    Gary Bobo
    876-6115
    ________________________________________
    From: Carmody, Nadine R AMRDEC/WareOnEarth On Behalf Of AMRDEC Information Assurance
    Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 2:12 PM
    To: Elliott, Herndon R AMRDEC; Lee, Norma J AMRDEC; Bobo, Gary R; Brown, Eric L AMRDEC/UAH; Clark, Roger B AMRDEC; Craig, William (SED); Dupere, Jeff A AMRDEC; Hoover, Kyle (SED); Jenkins, Phil N; Jones, David C AMRDEC; Kerbo, Ronald J AMRDEC; Lewis, Tim (SED); Maurer, Chris RDEC; Reed, Fred (SED); SED Information Assurance; Shishido, Roy AMRDEC; Smith, Robert (SED); Tedrow, Allen (Contractor - LMIT)
    Subject: FW: Foxfire Browser
    Importance: High
    Mozilla Foxfire Browser can no longer be utilized on the Redstone Domain per LCIRT message below.
    Thanks,
    Nadine Carmody
    313-0893
    ________________________________________
    From: LCIRT-R, GARRISON [mailto:lcirt-r@redstone.army.mil]
    Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 2:03 PM
    To: GARRISON IAVA
    Cc: GARRISON IAWG
    Subject: FW: Foxfire Browser
    The LCIRT has identified serious security issues with the Foxfire browser. For this reason, we will be removing it from all of the computers on the Redstone Domain. We apologize for this inconvenience in advance for those of you who use it, but the integrity of our network must take precedence. We are also sending copies of this message to the Redstone IA community so that they can begin the same process for non-DOIM managed networks. Internet Explorer and Netscape will not be affected by this action.
    Jack Padley
    Acting Redstone Garrison DOIM

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  7. Robert O'Callahan3 September 2005 10:20

    They don't say what the "serious security issues" are, so who can say anything about it? I believe the latest Firefox (1.0.6) is secure against all publically disclosed vulnerabilities.

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  8. Well, I find 1.0.6 version secure and stable.

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