The SVGPathElement.getTotalLength() method returns the user agent's computed value for the total length of the path in user units.

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


float someElement.getTotalLength();

Return value

A float indicating the total length of the path in user units.


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

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.

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