SVG images can be used as an image format, in a number of contexts. Many browsers support SVG images in:
Additionally, Gecko 2.0 (Firefox 4 / Thunderbird 3.3 / SeaMonkey 2.1) introduced support for using SVG in these contexts:
For security purposes, Gecko places some restrictions on SVG content when it's being used as an image:
- External resources (e.g. images, stylesheets) cannot be loaded, though they can be used if inlined through data: URIs.
:visited-link styles aren't rendered.
- Platform-native widget styling (based on OS theme) is disabled.
Note that the above restrictions are specific to image contexts; they don't apply when SVG content is viewed directly, or when it's embedded as a document via the
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The definition of 'SVG within 'background-image' CSS property' in that specification.
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