Serve SVG as an Image on Apache with .htaccess
I've been a massive fan of SVG since my days creating charts and animations with the Dojo Toolkit. SVG has been around forever, it even has IE support now, and it's ultra-flexible. When creating this site's redesign, I used SVG within an IMG tag and it work great locally. When I pushed to the live server, however, the image displayed as broken and I saw the following notice in the console:
Resource interpreted as Image but transferred with MIME type text/xml: "https://davidwalsh.name/logo.svg".
That was certainly unexpected. Obviously there was a difference in my local server and my production server, so after a bit of research, I found that the following .htaccess update would resolve the issue:
AddType image/svg+xml svg svgz
AddEncoding gzip svgz
Serving SVG as XML, what it essentially is, really isn't of use to me -- I want to use it in its visual glory. Keep this snippet handy in case you also run into this issue!
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Nice, I always missed that one. But isn’t it better to user dots before the file endings? In the original documentation for AddType the example says so.
With which MIME type will it be transferred after adding this configuration?