The style attribute allows to style an element using CSS declarations. It functions identically to the style attribute in HTML.

You can use this attribute with any SVG element.


<svg viewbox="0 0 100 60" xmlns="">
  <rect width="80"  height="40" x="10" y="10"
      style="fill: skyblue; stroke: cadetblue; stroke-width: 2;"/>

Usage notes

Value <style>
Default value None
Animatable No

The syntax of style data depends on the style sheet language. By default, the style sheet language is CSS.

Note: In theory, the contentStyleType attribute could be used to specify styling languages other than CSS, like XSL(T). However, this was never implemented satisfactorily in browsers, so you should not rely on it.


Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of 'style' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation No change
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'style' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also