It appears that SVG images are currently not working as a background image. See attached examples.
HTML file contains a div which should have a SVG as a background-image (CSS). Supplied SVG image does work when simply used in an img tag.
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Example HTML file
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Example SVG file
Confirmed in Webkit r31132 on Mac OS X 10.5.
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standalone test case
This test works out of box.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 21910 ***