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A simple jQuery plugin for swapping SVG image with a raster image for older IE versions. (Example)


How to use:

Set up an inline SVG img element:

<img src="example.svg" alt="" />

Then apply an alternative GIF, JPEG, PNG-8 image via data-svgswap attribute:

<img src="example.svg" data-svgswap="example.png" alt="" />

Use HTML5 Boilerplate or at least the conditional comments:

<!--[if lt IE 7]> <html class="no-js lt-ie9 lt-ie8 lt-ie7" lang="en"> <![endif]--> <!--[if IE 7]> <html class="no-js lt-ie9 lt-ie8" lang="en"> <![endif]--> <!--[if IE 8]> <html class="no-js lt-ie9" lang="en"> <![endif]--> <!--[if gt IE 8]><!--> <html class="no-js" lang="en"> <!--<![endif]-->

Link to jQuery:

<script src=""></script>

Hook up SVG-Swap plugin:

<script src=""></script> <script src="svgswap.jquery.js"></script>

Tell the browser which image to swap, if older version of IE is detected:

<script src=""></script> <script src="svgswap.jquery.js"></script> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $(".svgswap img").svgswap(); }) </script>

Special thanks

Marc Grabanski

I'm mostly not witty on Twitter

Christopher Schmitt