If I post a lovely animated SVG here, it will animate:

Beautiful, but the same does not happen in chat for me (Chrome, Mac OS):

enter image description here

This is a serious bug which needs fixing immedia-- ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD

  • This seems to be working in Firefox, but not chrome, haven't tested other browsers. – Ronan Apr 9 '13 at 11:08
  • @StrixVaria The image in the post does animate for me, but chat doesn't. – fredley Apr 9 '13 at 11:09
  • Animates fine on Firefox 19.0.2 compiled from source on Linux. Browser bugs ftw! – djsmiley2k TMW Apr 9 '13 at 11:10
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    I must stop looking at this toad!!! – Taryn Apr 9 '13 at 11:10
  • Likely because the image tag was added to the DOM with script. – Shadow9 Apr 9 '13 at 11:35

It looks like an issue with Chrome. There's no problem with Firefox.

On the other hand, SVG animations in Chrome/WebKit are still not well supported/have bugs.


It seems that it's not an issue with chat playing the animation, because if you load a chat room with an animation it will play, but if posted while you're already in the room.

I assume the issue is that chat is not telling the browser to play the graphic when it is loaded.

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