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    The g element is a container used to group objects. Transformations applied to the g element are performed on all of its child elements. Attributes applied are inherited by child elements. In addition, it can be used to define complex objects that can later be referenced with the <use> element.

    Usage context

    Categories Container element, structural element
    Permitted content Any number of the following elements, in any order:
    Animation elements »
    Descriptive elements »
    Shape elements »
    Structural elements »
    Gradient elements »
    <a>, <altGlyphDef>, <clipPath>, <color-profile>, <cursor>, <filter>, <font>, <font-face>, <foreignObject>, <image>, <marker>, <mask>, <pattern>, <script>, <style>, <switch>, <text>, <view>
    Normative document SVG 1.1 (2nd Edition)


    <svg width="100%" height="100%" viewBox="0 0 95 50"
      <g stroke="green" fill="white" stroke-width="5">
        <circle cx="25" cy="25" r="15" />
        <circle cx="40" cy="25" r="15" />
        <circle cx="55" cy="25" r="15" />
        <circle cx="70" cy="25" r="15" />


    Global attributes

    Specific attributes

    There is no specific attributes

    DOM Interface

    This element implements the SVGGElement 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

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    Last updated by: trevorh,