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IE8 standard mode doesn't seem to support VML anymore and I was wondering if someone could recommend a good replacement vector graphics library. I need simple shapes like circles, boxes and arrows. I have read that silverlight is microsoft's replacement for vml but I haven't seen any examples of silverlight shapes being defined and used in html like vml or svg.

Btw, if you know how to enable VML in IE8 standard mode it wouldn't need the vector library.

Thank you

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VML does work in standards mode, although I think the syntax may have changed slightly. Without it things like Cufon wouldn't work :)

You can find more about the changes here, here, here, here, here...

Answered over 7 years ago by Olly Hodgson
  • Thanks Olly, Referred the pages and got it to work. Mode over 7 years ago
danwellman 5600

RaphaelJS is an incredible SVG JavaScript library, check out the demos to see if it can help :)

Answered over 7 years ago by danwellman
  • Hi Danwellman, I think it uses VML to render in IE8 (since it doesnt have native support for SVG like FF) and since for some reason I have to IE8 standard mode I don't think it would work very well. The library looks excellent otherwise. Mode over 7 years ago

You could use svgweb which lets you specify in SVG, but renders in flash for non-svg comforming browsers like IE.

Answered over 7 years ago by Divya Manian