clip-rule

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The clip-rule attribute only applies to graphics elements that are contained within a <clipPath> element. The clip-rule attribute basically works as the fill-rule attribute, except that it applies to <clipPath> definitions.

The following fragment of code will cause an evenodd clipping rule to be applied to the clipping path because clip-rule is specified on the <path> element that defines the clipping shape:

<g>
    <clipPath id="MyClip">
        <path d="..." clip-rule="evenodd" />
    </clipPath>
    <rect clip-path="url(#MyClip)" ... />
</g>

whereas the following fragment of code will not cause an evenodd clipping rule to be applied because the clip-rule is specified on the referencing element, not on the object defining the clipping shape:

<g>
    <clipPath id="MyClip">
        <path d="..." />
    </clipPath>
    <rect clip-path="url(#MyClip)" clip-rule="evenodd" ... />
</g>

As a presentation attribute, it also can be used as a property directly inside a CSS stylesheet

Usage context

Categories Presentation attribute
Value nonzero | evenodd | inherit
Animatable Yes
Normative document SVG 1.1 (2nd Edition)
nonzero
See description of fill-rule property.
evenodd
See description of fill-rule property.

Example

<svg width="100" viewBox="0 0 100 90" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" version="1.1">
  <!-- Define star path -->
  <defs>
    <path d="M50,0 21,90 98,35 2,35 79,90z" id="star" />
  </defs>

  <!-- Left: evenodd -->
  <clipPath id="emptyStar">
    <use xlink:href="#star" clip-rule="evenodd" />
  </clipPath>
  <rect clip-path="url(#emptyStar)" width="50" height="90" fill="blue" />

  <!-- Right: nonzero -->
  <clipPath id="filledStar">
    <use xlink:href="#star" clip-rule="nonzero" />
  </clipPath>
  <rect clip-path="url(#filledStar)" width="50" height="90" x="50" fill="red" />
</svg>

Elements

The following elements can use the clip-rule attribute, but only if they are inside a <clipPath> element.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome ? Edge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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See also

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