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The mask attribute binds the element it is applied to with a given <mask> element.

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

Usage context

Categories Presentation attribute
Value <FuncIRI> | none | inherit
Animatable Yes
Normative document SVG 1.1 (2nd Edition)
A reference to another graphical object within the same SVG document fragment which will be used as the mask. the syntax for this reference is the same as the css uri.


mask as an attribute


mask as a CSS property



The following elements can use the mask attribute

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