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    desc

    Each container element or graphics element in an SVG drawing can supply a desc description string where the description is text-only. When the current SVG document fragment is rendered as SVG on visual media, desc elements are not rendered as part of the graphics. Alternate presentations are possible, both visual and aural, which display the desc element but do not display path elements or other graphics elements. The desc element generally improve accessibility of SVG documents

    Usage context

    Categories Descriptive element
    Permitted content Any elements or character data.
    Normative document SVG 1.1 (2nd Edition)

    Example

    Attributes

    Global attributes

    Specific attributes

    There is no specific attributes

    DOM Interface

    This element implements the SVGDescElement interface.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support 1.0 1.5 (1.8) 9.0 8.0 3.0.4
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support 3.0 1.0 (1.8) Not supported (Yes) 3.0.4

    Remark: There is usually no user interface for this element.

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    Document Tags and Contributors

    Contributors to this page: kscarfone, Manuel_Strehl, Jeremie
    Last updated by: kscarfone,