Embed SVGs automatically using JavaScript

When working with SVGs on the web it can sometimes be useful to actually embed them into the HTML rather thank using an img tag. Rather than using the messy approach of copying and pasting the SVG source code into your HTML I have written a very small JavaScript snippet that will automatically embed your SVGs when using an img tag that includes the data attribute: data-svg-inline.

Here is the original source code, including a minified, babel-ified version. Please note, if you use the un-minified version, you will probably want to run this through babel before using it on a production site as it uses ES6 syntax.


'use strict';(function(){var a=new DOMParser,b=document.querySelectorAll('img[data-svg-inline]');b.forEach(function(c){var d=c.src,e=c.parentNode;fetch(d).then(function(f){return f.text()}).then(function(f){var g=a.parseFromString(f,'image/svg+xml'),h=g.documentElement;e.replaceChild(h,c)})})})();


(() => {

    const parser = new DOMParser();
    const svgTags = document.querySelectorAll('img[data-svg-inline]');

    svgTags.forEach((svgTag) => {

        const imageURL = svgTag.src;
        const imageParent = svgTag.parentNode;

            .then(response => response.text())
            .then((svgData) => {
                const svgDocument = parser.parseFromString(svgData, 'image/svg+xml');
                const svgElement = svgDocument.documentElement;
                imageParent.replaceChild(svgElement, svgTag);