Is SVG support coming to Internet Explorer?

In a post to the IEBlog, Patrick Dengler, Senior Program Manager of the Internet Explorer Team, announced that Microsoft Joins W3C SVG Working Group.

He goes on to say that We’re excited to take part in ensuring future versions of the SVG spec will meet the needs of developers and end users.

There is no specific mention of when—or even if—Internet Explorer will support SVG, but it seems strange to me for Microsoft making an announcement like this if they were not planning to implement SVG in IE.

I hope, though it may be a bit too optimistic, that this means at least some level of SVG support in IE 9.

Posted on January 18, 2010 in Browsers, Web Standards