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AdWords and SVG - don't use shorthand tag closing

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Hi everyone


Just in case it has not been mentioned yet


whenever you use svg in your htmls, make sure to explicitly close the all elements:


i just had an issue with a set of banners to be uploaded to adwords and would like to share the essence:


for AdWords always use


instead of

<path .../>

while all browsers seem fine with the shorthand closing, adwords actually is not.

it took the adwords technical support 3 days to realize:




Due to an identified technical issue, we currently cannot properly recognize SVG shorthand tag closing (/>).


Hope it helps to save you time and frustration ;)




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Thanks Gatekeeper74, that is very useful to know.


I already had an eye on this because MS browsers complain about it although they still render/work with it. 

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