This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. 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 <altGlyphItem> element provides a set of candidates for glyph substitution by the <altGlyph> element.

Usage context

CategoriesText content element
Permitted contentOne or more <glyphRef> elements



Global attributes

Specific attributes


DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGAltGlyphItemElement interface.


Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<altGlyphItem>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) IE Opera Safari
Basic support ? ? ? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? ? ?

See also

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