According to www.w3.org/services/svg-server
MIME Types (sometimes referred to as "Internet media types") are the primary method to indicate the type of resources delivered via MIME-aware protocols such as HTTP and email. User agents (such as browsers) use media types to determine whether that user agent supports that specific format, and how the content should be processed. When an SVG document is not served with the correct MIME Type in the Content-Type header, it might not work as intended by the author; for example, a browser might render the SVG document as plain text or provide a "save-as" dialog instead of rendering the image.
Step 1: To add SVG MIME as list of supported MIME Type, simply add these lines to your /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf. I have placed it at around line 786
# # AddType allows you to add to or override the MIME configuration # file mime.types for specific file types. # #AddType application/x-tar .tgz AddType image/svg+xml svg svgz AddEncoding gzip svg
Step 2: One more thing do ensure you have the following line at your /etc/mime.type
image/svg+xml svg svgz
Step 3. Remember to restart the Apache
# service httpd restart