The <foreignObject> SVG element allows for inclusion of a different XML namespace. In the context of a browser it is most likely XHTML/HTML.

<svg viewBox="0 0 200 200" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <style>
    polygon { fill: black }
 
    div {
      color: white;
      font:18px serif;
      height: 100%;
      overflow: auto;
    }
  </style>
 
  <polygon points="5,5 195,10 185,185 10,195" />

  <!-- Common use case: embed HTML text into SVG -->
  <foreignObject x="20" y="20" width="160" height="160">
    <!--
      In the context of SVG embeded into HTML, the XHTML namespace could
      be avoided, but it is mandatory in the context of an SVG document
    -->
    <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
      Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.
      Sed mollis mollis mi ut ultricies. Nullam magna ipsum,
      porta vel dui convallis, rutrum imperdiet eros. Aliquam
      erat volutpat.
    </div>
  </foreignObject>
</svg>

Attributes

height
This attribute determines the height of the rect.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: auto; Animatable: yes
width
This attribute determines the width of the rect.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: auto; Animatable: yes
x
This attribute determines the x coordinate of the svg container. It has no effect on outermost svg elements.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes
y
This attribute determines the y coordinate of the svg container. It has no effect on outermost svg elements.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes

Note: Starting with SVG2 x, y, width, and height are Geometry Properties, meaning those attributes can also be used as CSS properties for that element.

Global attributes

Core Attributes
Most notably: id, tabindex
Styling Attributes
class, style
Conditional Processing Attributes
Most notably: requiredExtensions, systemLanguage
Event Attributes
Global event attributes, Graphical event attributes, Document event attributes, Document element event attributes
Presentation Attributes
Most notably: clip-path, clip-rule, color, color-interpolation, color-rendering, cursor, display, fill, fill-opacity, fill-rule, filter, mask, opacity, pointer-events, shape-rendering, stroke, stroke-dasharray, stroke-dashoffset, stroke-linecap, stroke-linejoin, stroke-miterlimit, stroke-opacity, stroke-width, transform, vector-effect, visibility
Aria Attributes
aria-activedescendant, aria-atomic, aria-autocomplete, aria-busy, aria-checked, aria-colcount, aria-colindex, aria-colspan, aria-controls, aria-current, aria-describedby, aria-details, aria-disabled, aria-dropeffect, aria-errormessage, aria-expanded, aria-flowto, aria-grabbed, aria-haspopup, aria-hidden, aria-invalid, aria-keyshortcuts, aria-label, aria-labelledby, aria-level, aria-live, aria-modal, aria-multiline, aria-multiselectable, aria-orientation, aria-owns, aria-placeholder, aria-posinset, aria-pressed, aria-readonly, aria-relevant, aria-required, aria-roledescription, aria-rowcount, aria-rowindex, aria-rowspan, aria-selected, aria-setsize, aria-sort, aria-valuemax, aria-valuemin, aria-valuenow, aria-valuetext, role

Usage notes

CategoriesNone
Permitted contentAny elements or character data

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of '<foreignObject>' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation  
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<foreignObject>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 1Edge ? Firefox Full support 2IE No support NoOpera Full support 2Safari Full support 3WebView Android ? Chrome Android Full support 18Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 2Safari iOS Full support 3Samsung Internet Android ?
heightChrome Full support 1Edge ? Firefox Full support 2IE No support NoOpera Full support 2Safari Full support 3WebView Android ? Chrome Android Full support 18Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 2Safari iOS Full support 3Samsung Internet Android ?
widthChrome Full support 1Edge ? Firefox Full support 2IE No support NoOpera Full support 2Safari Full support 3WebView Android ? Chrome Android Full support 18Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 2Safari iOS Full support 3Samsung Internet Android ?
xChrome Full support 1Edge ? Firefox Full support 2IE No support NoOpera Full support 2Safari Full support 3WebView Android ? Chrome Android Full support 18Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 2Safari iOS Full support 3Samsung Internet Android ?
yChrome Full support 1Edge ? Firefox Full support 2IE No support NoOpera Full support 2Safari Full support 3WebView Android ? Chrome Android Full support 18Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 2Safari iOS Full support 3Samsung Internet Android ?

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