The SVGGeometryElement.getPointAtLength() method returns the point at a given distance along the path.

Note: This method was originally part of the SVGPathElement interface. SVG 2 introduced the SVGGeometryElement interface and moved the property to it.


DOMPoint someElement.getPointAtLength(float distance);


A float referring to the distance along the path.

Return value

A DOMPoint indicating the point at a given distance along the path.


Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of 'SVGGeometryElement.getTotalLength()' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes ?53 ? Yes ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes ?53 Yes ? ?

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