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The SVGAElement interface provides access to the properties of <a> element, as well as methods to manipulate them.

Properties

This interface also inherits properties from its parent, SVGGraphicsElement, and implements properties from SVGURIReference and HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.

SVGAElement.download
See HTMLAnchorElement.download.
SVGAElement.href
See HTMLAnchorElement.href.
SVGAElement.hreflang
Is a DOMString that reflects the hreflang attribute, indicating the language of the linked resource.
SVGAElement.ping
Is a DOMString that reflects the ping attribute, containing a space-separated list of URLs to which, when the hyperlink is followed, POST requests with the body PING will be sent by the browser (in the background). Typically used for tracking.
SVGAElement.referrerPolicy
See HTMLAnchorElement.referrerPolicy.
SVGAElement.rel
See HTMLAnchorElement.rel.
SVGAElement.relList
See HTMLAnchorElement.relList.
SVGAElement.target Read only
It corresponds to the target attribute of the given element.
SVGAElement.text
Is a DOMString being a synonym for the Node.textContent property.
SVGAElement.type
Is a DOMString that reflects the type attribute, indicating the MIME type of the linked resource.

Methods

This interface has no methods but inherits methods from its parent, SVGGraphicsElement.

Example

In the example below, the target attribute of the <a> element is set to _blank and when the link is clicked, it logs to notify whether the condition is met or not.

var linkRef = document.querySelector("a"); 
linkRef.target = "_self"; 

linkRef.onclick = function(){
  if (linkRef.target === "_blank") {
    console.log("BLANK!");
    linkRef.target = "_self";
  } else {
    console.log("SORRY! not _blank");
  }
} 

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2 Candidate Recommendation Replaced inheritance from SVGElement by SVGGraphicsElement and removed the interface implementations of SVGTests, SVGLangSpace, SVGExternalResourcesRequired, SVGStylable, and SVGTransformable by HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition) Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes9 Yes Yes
download ? ? Yes ? ? ?
hreflang No Yes61 No No No
ping No Yes61 No No No
referrerPolicy No Yes61 No No No
rel No Yes61 No No No
relList No Yes61 No No No
target Yes12 Yes9 Yes Yes
text No Yes61 No No No
type No Yes61 No No No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
download ? ? ? Yes ? ? ?
hreflang No No Yes61 No No No
ping No No Yes61 No No No
referrerPolicy No No Yes61 No No No
rel No No Yes61 No No No
relList No No Yes61 No No No
target ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
text No No Yes61 No No No
type No No Yes61 No No No

See also

  • SVG <a> element

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