The stroke-dasharray attribute is a presentation attribute defining the pattern of dashes and gaps used to paint the outline of the shape;

Note: As a presentation attribute stroke-dasharray 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 eleven elements: <altGlyph>, <circle>, <ellipse>, <path>, <polygon>, <polyline>, <rect>, <text>, <textPath>, <tref>, and <tspan>

<svg viewBox="0 0 30 10" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <!-- No dashes nor gaps -->
  <line x1="0" y1="1" x2="30" y2="1" stroke="black" />
 
  <!-- Dashes and gaps of the same size -->
  <line x1="0" y1="3" x2="30" y2="3" stroke="black"
          stroke-dasharray="4" />
 
  <!-- Dashes and gaps of different sizes -->
  <line x1="0" y1="5" x2="30" y2="5" stroke="black"
          stroke-dasharray="4 1" />
    
  <!-- Dashes and gaps of various sizes with an odd number of values -->
  <line x1="0" y1="7" x2="30" y2="7" stroke="black"
          stroke-dasharray="4 1 2" />
 
  <!-- Dashes and gaps of various sizes with an even number of values -->
  <line x1="0" y1="9" x2="30" y2="9" stroke="black"
          stroke-dasharray="4 1 2 3" />
</svg>

Usage notes

Value none | <dasharray>
Default value none
Animatable Yes
<dasharray>
It's a list of comma and/or white space separated <length>s and <percentage>s that specify the lengths of alternating dashes and gaps. If an odd number of values is provided, then the list of values is repeated to yield an even number of values. Thus, 5,3,2 is equivalent to 5,3,2,5,3,2.

Browser compatibility

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Specification

Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of 'stroke-dasharray' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Definition for shapes and texts
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'stroke-dasharray' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition for shapes and texts

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