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Bug 4152 - Wikimedia Statistics use a nonstandard way of including SVG's in pages.
Wikimedia Statistics use a nonstandard way of including SVG's in pages.
Product: Analytics
Classification: Unclassified
Wikistats (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal minor
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Assigned To: Erik Zachte
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-12-03 03:12 UTC by wiki.pedia.WiseFool
Modified: 2012-12-03 13:59 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
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Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description wiki.pedia.WiseFool 2005-12-03 03:12:46 UTC
The SVG graphs available at
refuse to cooperate with Firefox, Opera, or anything that isn't MSIE with the
Adobe SVG Plugin. They just doggedly request that you download said plugin.
In a related problem, which almost justifies the existence of the above bug, is
that when I force Firefox to look at the SVG files themselves, they won't render
correctly -- text is overlapping and illegible. Is it a safe guess that the
graph generator makes non-standard SVG that's tailored for use with Adobe?
Comment 1 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-12-03 03:19:34 UTC
The SVG's work in Firefox 1.5[1] both on normal pages[2] and viewed directly[3],
the one I tried also validates[4].

The author did use a nonstandard way to embed them into the pages however, he's
using <embed> but should be using <object> or XHTML namespaces.

1. UA: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux ppc; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051130 Firefox/1.5
Comment 2 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-12-03 03:24:46 UTC
Rectified the summary, changed serverity to minor and fixed the invalid URL
Comment 3 Zigger 2005-12-03 05:16:50 UTC
I get the same problems as in comment 0 , using Firefox 1.5, WinXP SP2, 144dpi.
With the ".htm" URL, Firefox plugin Finder Service reports the plugin as unknown.
Viewing the ".svg" URL, reducing the browser text size improves both text
overlap on the x-axis and right-truncated labels on the y-axis.
Comment 4 Zigger 2005-12-05 14:43:52 UTC

I'm using the NoScript extension with Firefox 1.5, and with scripts disabled it
renders the SVGs with the problems described above.  With scripts enabled, I get
the unknown plugin problem.

While IE6 with the Adobe plugin renders the SVGs ok, the page also displays 
"Rendering.... Please wait" and "your browser does not support embedded objects".
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2009-03-30 21:38:56 UTC
No idea if this is still current. :) Poking over to Erik Z...
Comment 6 Brion Vibber 2009-03-30 21:43:26 UTC
Woops, s/CC/assignment/
Comment 7 Andre Klapper 2012-12-03 13:59:41 UTC
[mass-moving wikistats reports from Wikimedia→Statistics to Analytics→Wikistats to have stats issues under one Bugzilla product (see bug 42088) - sorry for the bugspam!]

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