The filter attribute specifies the filter effects defined by the <filter> element that shall be applied to its element.

Note: As a presentation attribute, filter can be used as a CSS property. See CSS filter for further information.

As a presentation attribute, it can be applied to any element but it only has effect on container elements without the <defs> element, all graphics elements and the <use> element.


<svg viewBox="0 0 100 100" xmlns="">
  <filter id="blur">
    <feGaussianBlur stdDeviation="2" />

  <rect x="10" y="10" width="80" height="80" filter="url(#blur)" />

Usage notes

Value none | <filter-function-list>
Default value none
Animatable Yes

For a description of the values see the CSS filter property.


Filter Effects Module Level 1
# FilterProperty

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