The stop-color attribute indicates what color to use at a gradient stop.

Note: With respect to gradients, SVG treats the transparent keyword differently than CSS. SVG does not calculate gradients in pre-multiplied space, so transparent really means transparent black. So, specifying a stop-color with the value transparent is equivalent to specifying a stop-color with the value black and a stop-opacity with the value 0.

Note: As a presentation attribute, stop-color can be used as a CSS property.

As a presentation attribute, it can be applied to any element but it has effect only on the following element: <stop>

Usage notes

Value currentcolor | <color> <icccolor>
Default value black
Animatable Yes
This keyword denotes the current fill color and can be specified in the same manner as within a <paint> specification for the fill and stroke attributes.
This value indicates a color value.
This value refers to an ICC color profile.


Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of 'stop-color' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Added a note that in SVG the transparent keyword is treated differently than in CSS.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'stop-color' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

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See also