Re: [xep-support] SVG error: MIME type ASCII-US?

From: Nikolai Grigoriev (
Date: Tue Jan 20 2004 - 01:15:31 PST

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    > I'm trying to use an SVG file generated by
    > "Adobe Illustrator 10.0, SVG Export Plug-In . SVG
    > Version: 3.0.0 Build 77".
    > ... skip ...
    > xlink:href="data:;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJR...

    According to RFC 2397 (,
    a 'data:' URL with no explicit MIME type should behave as
    if "text/plain;charset=US-ASCII" were specified. That's what
    you see. To fix, you should set the MIME type in the URL
    to its real value, something like this:


    This is a seasoned bug in the Adobe SVG export, present since
    Illustrator 9.0. Adobe admitted it in August 2000:

    but it looks like nothing changed since that.


    Nikolai Grigoriev
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