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

Note: In SVG 2 this property was moved to the SVGGeometryElement interface, from which the SVGPathElement inherits it.


SVGPoint someElement.getPointAtLength(float distance);


A float referring to the distance along the path.

Return value

An SVGPoint indicating the point at a given distance along the path.


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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes ? Yes — 531 Yes Yes No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes ? Yes — 53 ? ? ?

1. This method is currently only supported on <path> elements (where it was already supported in earlier Firefox versions through the SVGPathElement interface). Support for other elements will be added in bug 1325320.

See also

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