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The attributeType attribute specifies the namespace in which the target attribute and its associated values are defined.

You can use this attribute with the following SVG elements:


<svg viewBox="0 0 250 250" xmlns="">
  <rect x="50" y="50" width="100" height="100">
    <animate attributeType="XML" attributeName="y" from="0" to="50"
        dur="5s" repeatCount="indefinite"/>

Usage notes

Value CSS | XML | auto
Default value auto
Animatable No

This value specifies that the value of attributeName is the name of a CSS property defined as animatable.


This value specifies that the value of attributeName is the name of an XML attribute defined as animatable in the default XML namespace for the target element.


This value specifies that the implementation should match the attributeName to an attribute for the target element. User agents first search through the list of CSS properties for a matching property name, and if none is found, search the default XML namespace for the element.


Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
# AttributeTypeAttribute

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