Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. 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 glyphRef element provides a single possible glyph to the referencing <altGlyph> substitution.

Usage context

CategoriesText content element
Permitted contentEmpty


DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGGlyphRefElement interface.


Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
# GlyphRefElement

Browser compatibility

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