Nov 23 2017
It sounds like you're trying to check the colors via printscreen/screenshot or by a color picker that is in the web browser. This is not a good way to check the colors due to the way programs and computers generate colors, there are a lot of factors that come into play.
Oct 26 2017
I uploaded the SVG file as a attachment in this thread. It doesn't have a permanent URL on commons, you can test the issue by uploading the file to File:Test.svg.
Oct 25 2017
The example I provided above still doesn't render correctly, see attachment.It is still not applying the baseline shift, the numerals should be shifted like shown in the Chrome rendering.
Oct 16 2017
Oct 7 2017
Oct 5 2017
Just noting the tool is still unresponsive. What is the best way to get a sysadmin to take a look at this?
Sep 29 2017
Sep 20 2017
I know this is a old topic, but wanted to comment on it. In the example you give you want to colorize a speech bubble icon, this can be done already as long as the icons are crafted with this in mind.
Sep 18 2017
Sep 14 2017
When you purge, the comment for the current revision does come back, but after some time passes (a few minutes) it disappears again.
Aug 24 2017
Just to comment, I also support closing this task. As Perhelion said, this element was part of the SVG 1.2 draft, but that was never finalized and was later scrapped. The current standard that was finalized is SVG 1.1 which does not have the flow elements. SVG 2 is being worked on as a potential successor of SVG 1.1, so no reason in asking for support for a element from a now defunct draft.
Jun 12 2017
See Black rectangle (Flowed Text bug), "Chiswick Chap" already uploaded a new revision removing the flow elements, so this ticket can be closed.
Apr 9 2017
SVG files should be validated prior to being uploaded. When you validate the file to make sure it conforms to the SVG standard, a error is generated informing you the flow element is not allowed.
Please read this section on the Help:SVG page. The problem is caused by the use of the non-standard flow elements, remove the flow elements and the black box will not be there.