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The SVGAnimationElement interface is the base interface for all of the animation element interfaces: SVGAnimateElement, SVGSetElement, SVGAnimateColorElement, SVGAnimateMotionElement and SVGAnimateTransformElement.

Properties

This interface also inherits properties from its parent, SVGElement.

SVGAnimationElement.targetElement Read only
An SVGElement representing the element which is being animated. If no target element is being animated (for example, because the href specifies an unknown element) the value returned is null.
SVGAnimationElement.onbegin

The event handler for the beginEvent event .

SVGAnimationElement.onend
The event handler for the endEvent event .
SVGAnimationElement.onrepeat
The event handler for the repeatEvent event .

Methods

This interface also inherits methods from its parent, SVGElement.

SVGAnimationElement.getStartTime()
Returns a float representing the begin time, in seconds, for this animation element's current interval, if it exists, regardless of whether the interval has begun yet. If there is no current interval, then a DOMException with code INVALID_STATE_ERR is thrown.
SVGAnimationElement.getCurrentTime()
Returns a float representing the current time in seconds relative to time zero for the given time container.
SVGAnimationElement.getSimpleDuration()
Returns a float representing the number of seconds for the simple duration for this animation. If the simple duration is undefined (e.g., the end time is indefinite), then a DOMException with code NOT_SUPPORTED_ERR is raised.
SVGAnimationElement.beginElement()
Creates a begin instance time for the current time. The new instance time is added to the begin instance times list. The behavior of this method is equivalent to beginElementAt(0).
SVGAnimationElement.beginElementAt()

Creates a begin instance time for the current time plus the specified offset. The new instance time is added to the begin instance times list.

SVGAnimationElement.endElement()

Creates an end instance time for the current time. The new instance time is added to the end instance times list. The behavior of this method is equivalent to endElementAt(0).

SVGAnimationElement.endElementAt()

Creates a end instance time for the current time plus the specified offset. The new instance time is added to the end instance times list.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
SVG Animations Level 2
The definition of 'SVGAnimationElement' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Added the properties onbegin, onend, and onrepeat and the methods beginElement(), beginElementAt(), endElement(), and endElementAt().
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'SVGAnimationElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) No support (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support (Yes) ? (Yes) (Yes)

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