Ultimately, I am trying to use D3js.org in a SharePoint 2010 CEWP to visualize some data. However, after loading a script I just get a blank web part. I can successfully run jQuery in CEWP so I assume I am setting everything up correctly.

I've narrowed it down to what I think is an issue with SharePoint 2010 displaying SVG images correctly as I cannot display a simple SVG from the below script. I am aware that D3 is dependent on SVG functionality. I am running IE11. Any help would be hugely appreciated and please go easy on the explanation, I'm a bit of a noob. SVG code:

  • Check your document mode using IE developer tool (F12) May 26, 2016 at 13:05
  • Thanks, looks like SharePoint is using IE8 while other sites are using IE11. Any ideas how to force IE11 in the script, or permanently change it for our SharePoint site?
    – linesd
    May 26, 2016 at 13:28

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You can change document mode to IE9. Add below to your master page

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=9">
  • Thanks very much. Is there any way to force document mode IE9 locally only on one Site Page? Or does this have to be done through the master page?
    – linesd
    May 26, 2016 at 14:01
  • Master page will ensure the change across all pages. You can also try adding this to the page itself via SharePoint Designer. May 26, 2016 at 15:07

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