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    line

    The line element is an SVG basic shape, used to create a line connecting two points.

    Usage context

    Categories Basic shape element, Graphics element, Shape element
    Permitted content Any number of the following elements, in any order:
    Animation elements »
    Descriptive elements »
    Normative document SVG 1.1 (2nd Edition)

    Example

    Source code Output result
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <svg width="120" height="120" 
         viewPort="0 0 120 120" version="1.1"
         xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
    
        <line x1="20" y1="100" 
              x2="100" y2="20" 
              stroke="black" 
              stroke-width="2"/>
    
    </svg>
    

    » line.svg

    You can also apply transformation to get the same result. Beginning with a normal line,

    Source code Output result
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
        <line x1="20" y1="100" x2="100" y2="100" stroke-width="2" stroke="black"/>
    </svg>
    

    » line1.svg

    add the transformation options to change the direction of the line:

    Source code Output result
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
        <line x1="20" y1="100" x2="100" y2="100" stroke-width="2" 
    	stroke="black" transform="rotate(-45 20 100)"/>
    </svg>
    

    » line2.svg

    Attributes

    Global attributes

    Specific attributes

    DOM Interface

    This element implements the SVGLineElement interface.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) IE 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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    Document Tags and Contributors

    Contributors to this page: syssgx, Fredchat, teoli, Manuel_Strehl, kscarfone, Jeremie, Polee, Wjjohnst
    Last updated by: Fredchat,