The path() CSS function accepts an SVG path string, and is used in CSS Shapes and CSS Motion Path to enable a shape to be drawn.

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When used in offset-path or d:


When used in clip-path:




The filling rule for the interior of the path. Possible values are nonzero or evenodd. The default value is nonzero. See fill-rule for more details.


The string is a data string for defining an SVG path.


Examples of correct values for path()

path("M 10 80 C 40 10, 65 10, 95 80 S 150 150, 180 80");
path(evenodd,"M 10 80 C 40 10, 65 10, 95 80 S 150 150, 180 80");

Use as the value of offset-path

The path() function is used to create a path for the item to travel round. Changing any of the values will cause the path to not neatly run round the circle.

Modify the value of the SVG path d attribute

The path() can be used to modify the value of the SVG d attribute, which can also be set to none in your CSS.

The "V" symbol will flip vertically when you hover over it, if d is supported as a CSS property.


html,body,svg { height:100% }

/* This path is displayed on hover*/
#svg_css_ex1:hover path {
  d: path("M20,80 L50,20 L80,80")


<svg id="svg_css_ex1" viewBox="0 0 100 100" xmlns="">
 <path fill="none" stroke="red" d="M20,20 L50,80 L80,20" />



CSS Shapes Module Level 2
# funcdef-basic-shape-path

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