clip-path

The clip-path presentation attribute defines or associates a clipping path with the element it is related to.

Note: As a presentation attribute clip-path can be used as a CSS property.

As a presentation attribute, it can be applied to any element but it has noticeable effects mostly on the following nineteenth elements: <a>, <circle>, <clipPath>, <ellipse>, <g>, <glyph>, <image>, <line>, <marker>, <mask>, <path>, <pattern>, <polygon>, <polyline>, <rect>, <svg>, <symbol>, <text>, <use>

<svg viewBox="0 0 20 20" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <clipPath id="myClip" clipPathUnits="objectBoundingBox">
    <circle cx=".5" cy=".5" r=".5" />
  </clipPath>

  <!-- Top-left: Apply a custom defined clipping path -->
  <rect x="1" y="1" width="8" height="8" stroke="green"
        clip-path="url(#myClip)" />
 
  <!-- Top-right: Apply a CSS basic shape on a fill-box
       geometry. This is the same as having a custom clipping
       path with a clipPathUnits set to objectBoundingBox -->
  <rect x="11" y="1" width="8" height="8" stroke="green"
        clip-path="circle() fill-box" />
 
  <!-- Bottom-left -->
  <rect x="1" y="11" width="8" height="8" stroke="green"
        clip-path="circle() stroke-box" />

  <!-- Bottom-right: Apply a CSS basic shape on a view-box
       geometry. This is the same as having a custom clipping
       path with a clipPathUnits set to userSpaceOnUse -->
  <rect x="11" y="11" width="8" height="8" stroke="green"
        clip-path="circle() view-box" />
</svg>

Usage notes

Value <url> | [ <basic-shape> || <geometry-box> ] | none
Default value none
Animatable Yes
<geometry-box>
An extra information to tell how a <basic-shape> is applied to an element: fill-box indicates to use the object bounding box; stroke-box indicates to use the object bounding box extended with the stroke; view-box indicates to use the nearest SVG viewport as the reference box.

Note: For more details on the clip-path syntax, see the CSS property clip-path reference page.

Browser compatibility

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Basic supportChrome ? Edge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

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Compatibility unknown

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Masking Module Level 1
The definition of 'clip-path' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Extends its application to HTML elements. The clip-path property replaces the deprecated clip property.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'clip-path' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition (applies to SVG elements only).

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