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Embed diagram as SVG to speed up loading time and keep hyperlinks still clickable


Dear developers,

Hi, I have created sverval big diagrams with, which includes my website's knowledge map, all in all, this app is very handy.

The only thing that makes me frustrated is that the page's initial loading time is too slow. I'm running Confluence Server in a 2C8G dedicated server with 3M bandwith, for a page that includes diagrams, it usually takes up to 15s to finish the initial loading.

I know one can enable the "simple viewer" option to embed diagrams as PNGs, thus speed up the loading, but I want to keep the diagrams clickable, so visitors can navigate  by clicking the diagrams.

By a little inspection into the code I found referenced a JavaScript file called "stencils.min.js", and this JavaScript file is sized 5.6MB, no doubt it slows down the load progress.

I assume this JS file is very important for to function well and can't be removed, here is my question: Can we embed diagrams as SVGs? This is the best way to retain interaction of a diagram meanwhile keeps its size considerably small and get rid of all the dependencies. Since support exporting diagram as SVG, I believe it's achievable too.

It would be very nice if you guys can adopt this solution, looking forward to hearing from you soon. 




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Marija Radovic
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Aug 15, 2022


Since we already replied to the ticket you submitted to the drawio service desk, we'll continue investigating possible solutions there.

Kind regards,


We're also suffering from slow load/rendering of the diagrams and very interested in having embedded SVGs. Would appreciate an update here, or a link to a ticket where we can follow progress.

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