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This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Avoid using it and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The SVGAltGlyphElement.glyphRef property is a DOMString representing a glyph identifier. It has the same meaning as the ‘glyphRef’ property on the SVGGlyphRefElement interface of the <glyphRef> element.


string = myGlyph.glyphRef;
myGlyph.glyphRef = string;


The return value is a Glyph Identifier, the value of which depends on the format of the given font.


myGlyph.glypRef = "#glyphID";


Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'glyphRef' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 4.0 (2.0) [1] ? 10.6 4.0
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 4.0 (2.0)[1] No support 11.0 4.0

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