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Release status: stable
Implementation Media
Description Serves SVG images directly to clients
Author(s) alistair3149talk
Latest version 1.4.0
Compatibility policy Master maintains backward compatibility.
MediaWiki 1.35+
Database changes No
Composer mediawiki/native-svg-handler
License GNU General Public License 3.0
Quarterly downloads 336 (Ranked 31st)
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The NativeSvgHandler extension allows SVG files to be served directly to clients for client-side rendering.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called NativeSvgHandler in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'NativeSvgHandler' );
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.


NativeSvgHandler serves SVG directly to clients through image tags, which is not vulnerable to XSS attack. XSS attacks are only relevant when it is accessed directly through original file on the file page, which is neither in the scope nor in control of this extension.

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