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The <hatch> SVG element is used to fill or stroke an object using one or more pre-defined paths that are repeated at fixed intervals in a specified direction to cover the areas to be painted.

Hatches defined by the <hatch> element can then referenced by the fill and stroke CSS properties on a given graphics element to indicate that the given element shall be filled or stroked with the hatch. Paths are defined by <hatchpath> elements.

Usage context

CategoriesNever-rendered element, Paint server element
Permitted contentAny number of the following elements, in any order:
Animation elements
Descriptive elements
<hatchpath>, <script>, <style>


Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGHatchElement interface.



<svg width="200" height="200" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
    <hatch id="hatch" hatchUnits="userSpaceOnUse" pitch="5"
      <hatchpath stroke="#a080ff" stroke-width="2"/>

  <rect fill="url(#hatch)" stroke="black" stroke-width="2"
     x="10%" y="10%" width="80%" height="80%" />


Browser compatibility

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See also