protovis compatibility in internet explorer

Introduction

Protovis is a terrific tool, but it does have some compatibility problems with some browsers (yes, we're looking at you Internet Explorer 6-8. Protovis draws images in the Scalable Vector Graphic format (SVG). This format was developed in 1998-1999 but languished for years until the recent push toward HTML 5 Standards. Practically every modern and mobile browser, including IE 9, can render the format.

Your web team can find out if your site gets a lot of traffic from IE browsers. If you get less than five percent, This tutorial is probably not for you. But if many of your users do rely on IE, we're going to look at some methods to make your Protovis graphics compatible with with them while retaining functionality in modern browsers.

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