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The glyphRef element provides a single possible glyph to the referencing <altGlyph> substitution.

Usage context

CategoriesText content element
Permitted contentEmpty


Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGGlyphRefElement interface.


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

Browser compatibility

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

See also

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