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The tabindex SVG attribute allows you to control whether an element is focusable and to define the relative order of the element for the purposes of sequential focus navigation.

Usage context

Categories None
Value valid integer
Animatable No
Initial value (None)
Relative order of the element for the purposes of sequential focus navigation.


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<svg width="300" height="300"
     viewBox="0 0 300 300" version="1.1"

    <circle cx="60" cy="60" r="15" tabindex="1" />
    <circle cx="60" cy="150" r="30" tabindex="3" />
    <circle cx="150" cy="60" r="30" tabindex="2" />
    <circle cx="150" cy="150" r="60" tabindex="4" />



All SVG elements can use this attribute.


Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of 'tabindex' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes51 Yes Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes51 Yes Yes ?

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