Deprecated since SVG 2
This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The xlink:type attribute identifies the type of XLink being used. In SVG, only simple links are available.

Twentytwo elements are using this attribute: <a>, <altGlyph>, <animate>, <animateColor>, <animateMotion>, <animateTransform>, <color-profile>, <cursor>, <feImage>, <filter>, <font-face-uri>, <glyphRef>, <image>, <linearGradient>, <mpath>, <pattern>, <radialGradient>, <script>, <set>, <textPath>, <tref>, and <use>

Usage notes

Value simple
Default value simple
Animatable No
This value specifies that the referred resource is a simple link.


Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'xlink:type' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Chrome ? Edge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?


Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also