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The stroke attribute defines the color of the outline on a given graphical element. The default value for the stroke attribute is none.

Usage context

Categories Presentation attribute
Value <paint>
Animatable Yes
Normative document SVG 1.1 (2nd Edition)


SVG Line with stroke

Example1: Draw straight green line using stroke.

<svg height="50" width="300">
    <path stroke="green" d="M5 20 1215 0" />

Example2: Draw black circle with blue border using stroke.

​​<svg height="100" width="100">
    <circle cx="50" cy="50" r="40" stroke="blue" stroke-width="2" fill="black" />


The following elements can use the stroke attribute

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