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Convert SVG's to PNGs. This works OK if the SVG's styles are inline. The SVG element must contain an xmlns attribute. Webkit also requires you specify a font size on `text` elements.
var svg = document.getElementById('graph'),
xml = new XMLSerializer().serializeToString(svg),
data = "data:image/svg+xml;base64," + btoa(xml),
img = new Image()
img.setAttribute('src', data)
document.body.appendChild(img)
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commented Feb 18, 2014

Where's png in this...?

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commented Feb 18, 2014

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commented May 8, 2014

How do we do the exact opposite of this process?

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commented Jan 4, 2017

Just a heads-up: this doesn't work if the SVG features symbols outside of the Latin1 range as the btoa function is unable to convert these:

Uncaught DOMException: Failed to execute 'btoa' on 'Window': The string to be encoded contains characters outside of the Latin1 range.

This Stack Overflow answer provides a workaround though: http://stackoverflow.com/a/26603875/1317805

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commented Feb 9, 2017

I'm trying to doit with a Highmaps svg but it throws InvalidCharacterError: String contains an invalid character

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commented Jul 31, 2019

This does NOT convert SVG images to PNG. In fact, it does not transform the data at all, all it does is take an SVG element in the document tree, serialize it as text, create a data URI with the text embedded, and create an image that uses said URI, in effect creating an image with the entire image source embedded in the URI. PNG does not figure into this at all.

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