1.1.11 • Published 4 years ago

@amykate/svg-injector v1.1.11

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My copy of SVG Injector so it doesn't change ID values cos it's breaking my styling

A fast, caching, dynamic inline SVG DOM injection library.

This is a fork of a library originally developed by Waybury for use in iconic.js, part of the Iconic icon system.

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There are a number of ways to use SVG on a page (object, embed, iframe, img, CSS background-image) but to unlock the full potential of SVG, including full element-level CSS styling and evaluation of embedded JavaScript, the full SVG markup must be included directly in the DOM.

Wrangling and maintaining a bunch of inline SVG on your pages isn't anyone's idea of good time, so SVGInjector lets you work with simple img tag elements (or other tag of your choosing) and does the heavy lifting of swapping in the SVG markup inline for you.


  • Any DOM element, or array of elements, passed to SVGInjector with an SVG file src or data-src attribute will be replaced with the full SVG markup inline. The async loaded SVG is also cached so multiple uses of an SVG only requires a single server request.
  • Any embedded JavaScript in the SVG will optionally be extracted, cached and evaluated.

:warning: The dynamic injection process uses AJAX calls to load SVG. If you are developing locally without running a local webserver, be aware that default browser security settings may block these calls.

basic example

Include the SVGInjector script on your page.

<script src="https://unpkg.com/@tanem/svg-injector/umd/svg-injector.min.js"></script>

Add some SVG img tags.

<img class="inject-me" src="image-one.svg">
<img class="inject-me" src="image-two.svg">

Inject 'em.

  // Elements to inject
  var mySVGsToInject = document.querySelectorAll('img.inject-me')

  // Do the injection

The img tags have now been replaced with the full SVG markup.


In addition to passing elements to inject, an options object and callback function can optionally be defined.

SVGInjector(elements, options, callback)


A single DOM element or array of elements, with src or data-src attributes defined, to inject.


  evalScripts: [always|once|never],
  pngFallback: [PNG directory],
  each: [function]
  • evalScript - String

    Should we run any script blocks found in the SVG?

    • always - Run them every time.
    • once - default Only run scripts once for each SVG file, even if it is used on a page more than once.
    • [false|'never'] - Ignore scripts
  • pngFallback - String

    The directory where fallback PNGs are located for use if the browser doesn't support SVG. This will look for a file with a .png extension matching the SVG filename defined in the src (or data-src).

    For additional flexibility, since you might be using a single SVG styled in multiple ways, you can also define per-element fallbacks by adding a data-fallback or data-png attribute to your img tags to define a unique PNG for each context. Refer to the Fallbacks example.

  • each(svg) - function

    A function to call after each SVG is injected. Receives the newly injected SVG DOM element as a parameter.


A function to call once all the requested SVG elements have been injected. Receives a count of the total SVGs injected as a parameter.

full example

<img id="image-one" class="inject-me" data-src="image-one.svg">
<img id="image-two" class="inject-me" data-src="image-two.svg">
// Elements to inject
var mySVGsToInject = document.querySelectorAll('img.inject-me')

// Options
var injectorOptions = {
  evalScripts: 'once',
  pngFallback: 'assets/png',
  each: function(svg) {
    // Callback after each SVG is injected
    console.log('SVG injected: ' + svg.getAttribute('id'))

// Trigger the injection
SVGInjector(mySVGsToInject, injectorOptions, function(totalSVGsInjected) {
  // Callback after all SVGs are injected
  console.log('We injected ' + totalSVGsInjected + ' SVG(s)!')

codesandbox examples

usage with react




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