Scalable Vector Graphics in Web Viewer

Discussion created by bright_guy on Oct 14, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 19, 2013 by bright_guy

Has anyone played around with SVG? Or used data url's in a web viewer? Or made the web viewer interactive?


I'm trying to do all three, but I'm stuck on the second. Inkscape helped me create the svg file, which I tried to cut and paste into the web viewer as a data url.


Screen shots 1 and 2 illistrate how I tried (and failed).


Screen shots 3 and 4 illustrate a cheat using the file URL, which points to the svg file on my harddrive.


Also attached is the source fmp12 file.


I got the idea to use svg at DevCon

Session INT005

Mapping and Geolocation with FileMaker

Thomas Kunetz FileMaker Inc.


Mr. Kunetz demonstated an interactive map of the US, which was very cool. I tried reverse engineering his file, to use the same technique for a building floor plan, but I got stuck almost immediately here: "data:image/svg+xml;charset=utf-8," & ¶ & Evaluate ( LDfield::svg_data ). This data URL was copied from Mr. K's file. This file is NOT attached because I don't have permission to do so. (Maybe Mr K can?)


Do I need to learn HTML to make this work? Can anyone recommend further reading?


Thanks FileMaker community,