Bug ID 672289: Portal Access supports 'xlink:href' attribute for SVG tags embedded into HTML page

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP APM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.2, 12.1.3,,,,,,,, 12.1.4,, 12.1.5,,,, 12.1.6, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1

Fixed In:

Opened: Jul 04, 2017

Severity: 3-Major


HTML page can contain SVG tag with SVG elements inside, for example: <html> <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"> <image xlink:href="http://example.com/images/layout/top-bar-logo.png" id="img" /> </svg> </html> Portal Access does not support 'xlink:href' attributes, so the image referenced in this example cannot be loaded via Portal Access.


SVG image cannot be shown via Portal Access.


-- HTML page with SVG tag inside. -- SVG element with 'xlink:href' attribute.


Use an iRule to replace the URL in the 'xlink:href' attribute with a rewritten value.

Fix Information

Now, Portal Access supports URLs in 'xlink:href' attributes for the following SVG elements: -- a -- feimage -- image -- script -- use

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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