Enable SVG with Firefox


I have posted a few articles on generating Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) – for example for PieCharts, SpeedoMeters and LineCharts. Buried in those posts are instructions on enabling SVG in FireFox 1.0. Ben Ruming posted a small article on the same topic on his Oracle in the Real World blog. A small excerpt:

Simply download the latest SVG 6.0 Beta binaries from here and install them.

1. Navigate to the installed directory, on Win2k that would be “C:Program FilesCommon FilesAdobeSVG Viewer6.0Plugins” and copy the files NPSVG6.dll NPSVG6.zip

2. Paste the files into the plugins directory for firefox. This directory on Win2k is “C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxplugins”.

3. Simply restart Firefox and your ready to use SVG graphics!

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Lucas Jellema, active in IT (and with Oracle) since 1994. Oracle ACE Director and Oracle Developer Champion. Solution architect and developer on diverse areas including SQL, JavaScript, Docker, Machine Learning, Java, SOA and microservices, events in various shapes and forms and many other things. Author of the Oracle Press books: Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook and Oracle SOA Suite 12c Handbook. Frequent presenter on community events and conferences such as JavaOne, Oracle Code and Oracle OpenWorld.


  1. Here are two URLs that break in Firefox, using the solution above. Any ideas on what to do about that? (either from a developer perspective, or user perspective?)


    Both these (wonderful!) map-enabled SVG URLS work in IE. Parts of them work in Firefox, For instance, the map displays, but for some reason the associated data doesn’t come up, so the maps aren’t colored in properly.