#StackBounty: #css #svg #flexbox #safari Safari does not display SVG when using flexbox to center it

Bounty: 50

I’ve got an issue with Safari, SVG, and flexbox

The goal is to have a responsive SVG, that keeps the aspect ratio (16:9). Moreover, the SVG should always sit in the vertical and horizontal center of the screen. The following code works well for all browsers except for Safari… I tried different vendor prefixes, but I have no clue why the SVG is not showing up… Any ideas?

You can test the flawed behavior in the code snippet below. Safari will show a blank page. Other browsers will show a 16:9, always centered teal rectangle.

* {
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  overflow: hidden;

body {
  height: 100vh;
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
  justify-content: center;

svg {
  background-color: teal;
  max-height: 100vh;
<svg viewBox="0 0 1920 1080">


Just some clarification. Depending on the aspect ratio of the viewport, the SVG is either in horizontal center or vertical center. Only when the screen aspect ratio is exactly 16:9 it matches the SVS’s viewBox (see viewBox="0 0 1920 1080"), and it would show without any borders (letterboxes). That is my goal, and solution should work in all browsers—no matter how it is done.

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