My last post was about using SVG values for the
background‐image property, and I pointed out one big problem with the technique:
The drawback of this is that it’s not ready for use just yet — browsers that don’t support SVG in
background‐imagewill not provide any fallback, even if you supply another
background‐imagevalue; so in non‐supporting browsers, no image at all will be displayed.
While having a look through the list of features for developers planned for Firefox 4 earlier today, I noticed this:
You can now use SVG with the
imgelement, as well as the background image in CSS.
I know you can already use SVG in
background‐image with Safari, Chrome and Opera, and this, coupled with Internet Explorer’s push towards SVG and the strong chance this will be available in IE9, made me decide to take a closer look.