SVG - Whitespace in `text` element causes incorrect `text-anchor="end"` position

Issue #15174006 • Assigned to Bogdan B.


Tanner H.
Dec 20, 2017
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Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
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Steps to reproduce

Edge incorrectly renders whitespace in its text-anchor="end" calculations.

For example, in this CodePen the text element with text-anchor="end" renders ≈20px too far to the left. Its right side should align with the vertical line, as it does in other browsers.

If you remove the extra whitespace, Edge renders the text position correctly.

This is an issue in Edge 14+ (as far back as I can test in Browserstack).

CodePen Links


Compare `text-anchor="end"` in Edge 16 with and without extra whitespace

Browser Comparison

According to the SVG spec, leading and trailing space characters should be stripped from the text element’s character data.

Currently, Edge is the only major browser showing this bug. Below are screenshots of the following browsers:

  • ⚠️ Edge 14+
  • ✅ Chrome 62+
  • ✅ Firefox 57+
  • ✅ Safari 11+
  • ✅ Opera 49+

Compare `text-anchor="end"` in Edge 16 with other major browsers

This was originally posted in Issue #107591: text-anchor of middle or end not cooperating with dx values/107591/


Comments and activity

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Steven K.”

    Changed Assigned To to “bbrinza”

    Changed Assigned To from “bbrinza” to “Bogdan B.”

    Changed Status to “Won’t fix”

    Changed Status from “Won’t fix”

  • Reactivating auto-resolved valid bugs reported by web dev community. Those were not expected to be resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience!

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Bogdan B.”

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